Among the supporters of the first annual Cayman Homecoming concert was the Cayman Islands national airline, Cayman Airways, which signed on as the event’s “official airline”.
“Cayman Homecoming’s goal was to celebrate all things Caymanian, which fit perfectly with the airline since Cayman Airways is synonymous with Caymanian culture and has been serving customers locally and overseas for forty-three years,” said Olivia Scott Ramirez, marketing and public relations manager for Cayman Airways.
Mrs. Scott Ramirez said through the airline’s support, two professional production technicians were flown in from Jamaica and one from Miami. Event organiser Samuel Rose said the airline’s donation helped to alleviate the burden of some expenses.
“Production costs of putting on a concert like this are very high, especially in Cayman, so the sponsorship of these airline tickets was a tremendous contribution to the event’s success,” Mr. Rose said. “We love Cayman Airways because there is probably no more powerful symbol of Caymanian values. Cayman Airways is welcoming, visionary, innovative, respectful and excellent. That is because of the people who are committed to making this airline one of the best in the world. Whenever we see that Cayman Airways tail at any airport Cayman Airways flies to, you breathe a sigh of relief because you know that you are already home. That’s why Homecoming and Cayman Airways was a perfect fit.”
Marathon gets support
Cayman Airways teamed up with the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon to fly in runners from the United States and across the region, and to help ensure the top runners were rewarded for their successful participation.
“We were thrilled to have Cayman Airways back on board as a sponsor,” said Rhonda Kelly, marathon organiser. “The Cayman Marathon attracts huge numbers of local participants as well as visiting runners flying in from Cayman Airways gateways, which makes for a mutually beneficial partnership. Additionally, airline tickets for our top runners make wonderful prizes and are truly appreciated!”
Mrs. Scott Ramirez said, “Sports tourism is important for Cayman and for Cayman Airways so we are very pleased to provide non-stop flights from major US and regional gateways that allow visiting athletes to travel to Cayman comfortably and efficiently to compete in their chosen sport. We are particularly proud to support the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, which some of our own staff participated in.”
The 26-mile marathon, held Sunday, 4 December, also included a half marathon and a children’s run.