The 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Jog raised $15,000 for the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.

The 5K, hosted by Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd. and Dart, was the largest and most successful St. Patrick’s Day race to date, organizers said in a press release.

“We’re thrilled that the community embraces the Jog every year, helping us bring much needed funds to the community,” said Butterfield’s Managing Director Michael McWatt. “The team at Dart and Butterfield work tirelessly to make the event a success, and, of course, we are grateful for all of the time and enthusiasm given by all of the volunteers.”

The money raised will help the families who benefit from the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman.

Susie Bodden, the foundation’s executive leader, thanked the sponsors and the participants for their support, and said the organization is “extremely grateful” for the donations.

“The money will be very wisely spent on behalf of our families. We will be using the funds in two ways: Firstly it allows us to fund our Family Support Worker for the duration of 2017, a much valued service by our families most in need. Secondly, we will spend the money on providing sports and leisure activities that are accessible to our special needs children,” she said.

Chris Duggan, vice president of Dart Enterprises, said, “We are delighted to be joining Butterfield in handing over $15,000 to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out and participated in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Jog that made this donation possible. The SNFC does fantastic work in our community and we are thrilled to be able to support them with this donation.”

Over the past 25 years, the Jog has raised more than $220,000 for local charities, the press release states.

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