Special Olympics marks 100 days to go

The 100 day countdown to the Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015 was marked at the Crescent in Camana Bay last Thursday with all the athletes present.  

Governor Helen Kilpatrick attended the event, helping to pass the Flame of Hope to the law enforcement torch representatives before the full team of 28 athletes was named. 

There will be nine unified partners at the Games along with coaches in what will be the largest contingent Special Olympics Cayman Islands has ever sent.  

“In Los Angeles, we will be part of the greatest sporting event in the world this year,” said Special Olympics athlete Matthew Ebanks. “And we will see for ourselves how people who train and compete together can learn how to make friends and share respect and love.” 

The Games will host more than 10,000 athletes and coaches and runs from July 25 to Aug. 2. 

Cayman’s athletes will compete in aquatics/open water swim, athletics, basketball, bocce and football. 

Shushan O’Connor, Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Rodney Rivers with the Flame of Hope. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY