Triathlon gives $1,500 to girls home

The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association recently presented $1,500 to the Children and Youth Services Foundation to assist in the upcoming expansion of the Francis Bodden Girls Home.

Funds were raised from the 2013 Arch & Godfrey Cayman Islands Triathlon, held last November.

Two hundred athletes took part in the event, in either the sprint or Olympic distance events that consist of a swim, bike and run.

The CAYS Foundation was the charity of choice of the event sponsor.

The Frances Bodden Girls Home operates a care and protection program offering two-hour residential care for youth who are court-ordered as being in need of care and protection in a safe and nurturing environment.

Angela Sealey, general manager of the Frances Bodden Girls Home, said: “On behalf of the board of directors, management and staff of CAYS Foundation, we thank the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association for their donation. The funds will go towards helping us with the Frances Bodden Girls’ Home Expansion Project.”

Race director Paul Schreiner said, “CITA is proud to be able to assist in the expansion project for this worthwhile organization and hope that the donation will assist the youth of Cayman.

“CITA encourages other groups and individuals to donate to the CAYS Foundation to assist their programmes.”

Attending the presentation for CITA were Trevor Murphy, president, and Angela Sealey for Children and Youth Services Foundation.

Murphy said, “The triathlon was a great success and we are delighted to be able to make this donation to a very worthwhile charity.”

The next CITA events are the Stroke & Stride series, sponsored by ASAP in August, and the annual Cayman Islands Triathlon, which is once again sponsored by Arch & Godfrey, Red Sail Sports and Governors Square. It is scheduled for Nov. 2.

Registration for Stroke & Stride is now open at www.triathlon.ky. Registration for the Cayman Islands Triathlon opens Aug. 1 when all event details will be revealed. For further information about triathlon in Cayman, visit www.triathlon.ky.

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