Basseterre, Monday 22 May, 2023
Representative of Special Olympics St Kitts and Nevis Program in the persons of National Director, Ivor Blake and Board member, Mrs Adora Warner paid a Courtesy call on Her Excellency, Governor General, Dame Marcella Liburd this morning at Government House. During the meeting, the Special Olympics representatives discussed the program’s initiatives and outlined their future plans. They expressed gratitude for the Governor General’s continuous support and stressed the importance of promoting inclusion and unity through sports.
Dame Marcella Liburd praised the efforts of the Special Olympics St Kitts and Nevis Program and emphasized the significance of providing equal opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities. She said, “Sports play a vital role in fostering social integration, breaking barriers, and enhancing self-confidence and self-esteem.” She recalled her long lasting relationship with former Chairman of Special Olympics, the late Mr Lloyd Lazaar who had served the organization with distinction, also the current Chair, Ms Clarice Cotton.
The Governor General also expressed her commitment to supporting the program and pledged to continue promoting the cause of inclusivity in the country.
The Special Olympics St Kitts and Nevis Program has been operational since 1983, offering year-round sports training and athletic competitions to individuals with intellectual disabilities across the country. The program aims to provide individuals with opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and create lasting friendships.
This year will mark the 40th anniversary for Special Olympics of service to persons with disabilities here in the Federation.
For more information about the Special Olympics St Kitts and Nevis Program, contact National Director at 662-5453 or Email: email@example.com.