Golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics

Following the success of the first Eric Crutchley Memorial Golf Tournament last year, Special Olympics Cayman Islands and Cayman National are hosting the event for the second time on Friday, 18 January.  

Teams of four will tee off at the North Sound Club at 8am and 1pm, with all entry fees benefitting Special Olympics Cayman Islands. 

Special Olympics Cayman Islands is a nonprofit organisation offering sports training, competitions and non-sporting activities to people with intellectual disabilities. SOCI activities are open to everyone, regardless of athletic ability, from age 8 and up. The organisation is primarily run and staffed by volunteers and the majority of their funding comes from fundraisers such as this.  

The programme makes a difference in the lives of the individuals who participate in it and a number of Special Olympics athletes compete in international competitions each year.  

The now annual golf tournament is held in memory of Eric Crutchley, a long standing supporter of Special Olympics and chairman of the Board of Directors until his death two years ago.  

A tireless advocate for the organisation, his wife and sons continue to support SOCI. At the time of his passing, Eric has already begun working on the possibility of organising a golf tournament to raise money and awareness for the organisation. It is therefore a fitting tribute to his memory that the event bears his name.  


Entry fees are $150 per person or $600 per team. For further details and to register your team, download the registration form from