Jog will help nourish students

The annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog is staged this Friday, its 20th and in that time it has become one of Cayman’s largest walk/run family fun events.

Each year, the sponsors of the Irish Jog Butterfield Bank and Grand Cayman Beach Suites donate 100 per cent of the entry fees to a local charity.

This year, the charity is the Fuelling Young Minds Programme. It is a privately subsidised programme that provides meals to qualifying Caymanian students in Government schools.

Since 2008 Mise en Place has been providing affordable and nutritionally balanced meals to over 2,000 students each day to several Government schools – Red Bay Primary, Lighthouse, George Town Primary and John Gray High.

During that time the Government through Children and Family Services has subsidised daily lunches for a number of qualifying students whose parents demonstrate a need for this service. In response to this Mise en Place has implemented a programme to meet the challenge of feeding local youths.

Managing Director of Mise Place Sean Collins said: “We are very excited that the Fueling Young Minds initiative was the chosen benefactor for donations raised at the Irish Jog. This will help achieve our goal of providing every student in the four Government schools that we cater for a balanced healthy lunch each day. As administrators of the programme Mise en Place will also contribute $1 for every $5 raised so we can see great potential in being a part of this event.”

Butterfield’s Rebecca Ebanks said: “The Irish Jog is a unique family experience and has become Cayman’s most popular fun walk/run for charity. The Fuelling Young Minds Programme addresses the essential need of our students at its most basic level and is truly an inspiring endeavour.

We are very pleased to be able to assist them this year as the Jog’s charity.”

For further information on this year’s Irish Jog or to download your entry form, email [email protected]