Cayman National Bank is has helped support staff member Karen Forbes to journey with her son Ronald Forbes to the Olympics in Beijing.
Forbes is a graduate of John Gray High School and a recent graduate of Florida International University, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
No stranger to competition, Ronald is not only a winner but also a record setter.
He has been winning competitions consistently since his time in high school, through college. Ronald has achieved such levels of athleticism as being named ‘Victor Lidurium’ in the past.
He is only the third male in FIU history to be named an NCAA All-American after he placed third in a photo finish in the 60 meter hurdles at the 2008 NCAA indoor Championships with a school record of 7.58. He has set other records in the 60 hurdles on four occasions with FIU, broke the schools 55 hurdle mark and is noted as a top performer in FIU’s 200 meters to only name a scarce few of his accomplishments.
‘We are excited that Ronald will be competing in the 110 meters hurdles at the 2008 Olympic Games. He carries with him not only his personal dreams and aspirations for a gold medal but also the hopes of his family, friends and the wider Cayman Islands. We are confident that his academic and athletic successes over the years will enable him to be a stellar competitor and ambassador. We wish him well and we are proud to sponsor his mom Karen, our staff member, who will see him in action at the Games,’ said President of Cayman National Bank Mr. Ormond Williams.