Betty Baraud went off to the Beijing Olympics yesterday knowing that her fund raising efforts have already taken started for the London Olympics.
Baraud is the chair of the Cayman Islands Olympic Fundraising Committee.
A successful businesswoman in her own right, Baraud and her team have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee over the years.
The unexpected surprise of US$20,000 towards the London Games in 2012 came from the generosity of Atlantic Star and its director Fahad Al Rashid.
Al Rashid was unable to attend the Olympic farewell function at the Abacus restaurant, Camana Bay, however his representative Shirley Nicoletta attended on his behalf and she gave Baraud their donation.