Special Olympics Jamaica Sports Facility To Be Refurbished Thanks to Digicel Foundation

Founded in 1978, the Special Olympics Jamaica has over 4,000 registered athletes and unified partners. The organisation’s core mission is to provide year-round training and competition to youth and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately, deterioration at the main sports facility in Jamaica has made training tough for both coaches and athletes.

In an effort to ensure athletes have a safe and optimal training environment, Digicel Jamaica Foundation has partnered with Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) to refurbish the organisation’s multipurpose facility. Spaces to be renovated include the multipurpose courts, bocce ball surfaces, and spectator stands.

Coleridge ”Roy” Howell, the Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) Executive Director, noted, “This is true partnership, and it tells you what that partner thinks about the development of the athletes and the Special Olympics programme. Big thanks to Digicel Foundation for coming on board at this crucial time. Year in year out, they have supported us.”

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