The Digicel Jamaica Foundation has been a supporter of Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) for over 20 years. As part of this partnership, the foundation completed refurbishments of the SOJ multipurpose facility in Independence Park to support athletes and their preparations for upcoming competitions. The Special Olympics offers year-round sports training and competitions for people with intellectual disabilities. The organisation focuses on tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities face through the transformative power and joy of sport.
Jean Lowrie-Chin, chairperson of the Digicel Jamaica Foundation, reflected on the partnership and refurbishments for SOJ stating, “The Digicel Jamaica Foundation has been supporting Special Olympics for over 20 years, and has been partnering with the Government of Jamaica since 2015 to secure this special place in Independence Park so that our special Olympians would have their own courts, stands and convenience facilities. We at the foundation wanted to ensure that what we started remains in good repair. We are pleased to see that the viewing stands have been repainted and the courts resurfaced.”