Irish eyes were really smiling after the recent 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog.
Held on 16 March, it attracted over 1,050 enthusiastic runners, walkers and joggers to the Britannia Golf Course. This was the second largest turn-out in the event’s history and was again another great success.
As in previous years, all of the proceeds raised from the Irish Jog are donated to a local charity. Butterfield and Grand Cayman Beach Suites – the co-sponsors of the event – donated $12,749 to the Fuelling Young Minds Programme. Sean Collins, Managing Director of Mise en Place, explained that a portion of the proceeds this year was donated from the company in keeping with their pledge to donate $1 for every $5 raised, bringing the total proceeds to a new record.
Collins said: “We are overwhelmed by the contribution to our Fuelling Young Minds programme that the Irish 5K jog generated. This will help achieve our goal of providing every student in the four Government schools that we cater to, a balanced healthy lunch each day. I would like to thank Butterfield, Grand Cayman Beach Suites and all those who participated in the jog for their support for this worthy cause.”
One hundred per cent of the funds collected will be distributed in lunch cards to counsellors at each school. The counsellors will then distribute the lunch cards to their students accordingly with the objective of every student receiving a complete meal.
“It was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic participants once again partake in Cayman’s most popular fun walk/run for charity and we are so pleased that this year was such as tremendous success,” said Butterfield’s Rebecca Ebanks. “The Irish Jog has truly grown throughout the years and we are very proud that for our 20th anniversary we were able to raise the largest amount to date.”
Marina Flynn of Grand Cayman Beach Suites said: “Grand Cayman Beach Suites management and staff were so pleased with the turn out for this year’s Jog. Fuelling Young Minds is a very worthy programme. Thank you to all those who participated, donated prizes and volunteered their time. Being Irish it makes me truly proud. The Grand Cayman Beach Suites family as always, are looking forward to next year’s event.”
For more information on the Fuelling Young Minds programme, contact Sean Collins at Mise en Place 943-2433 or [email protected]