The second annual Save Our Youth Monster Dash on Oct. 22 at Camana Bay raised money to help fund SOY’s youth-centered initiatives held throughout the year, including the SOY Achievement Medallion Awards, the SOY Club, the SOY Community Service Awards, SOY Student of the Month Awards and the SOY Second Chance program.
Last year’s fastest runners again took top honors, with Derek Larner and Juan Pablo Valerio finishing first in the adult and youth categories, respectively.
Many of the runners turned out in costumes, including a Ninja Turtle, as a warm-up to Halloween events.
SOY President Iris Stoner said she was encouraged by the larger turnout for this year’s event and grateful for all of the community and corporate support.
“As this is a relatively new event on Cayman’s fundraising calendar, we were very gratified to have more people take part, especially youngsters and families,” she said.
“The atmosphere was great and everyone was very positive about participating. It was fantastic to see so many people running in costume.”
Ms. Stoner noted that SOY is a small organization with great ambitions to empower and motivate Cayman’s youth, so fundraising and public support is crucial.
She thanked all the sponsors who donated money and resources to make the Monster Dash a success, including Dart and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, among others.
“We are looking forward to making the Monster Dash bigger and better every year. We hope to see even more people join this fun event in 2017 with their friends and families and, of course, wearing costumes,” Ms. Stoner added.
For more information, email Save Our Youth foundation at [email protected]