At its 2020 CUC-Global Captive Management Golf Tournament earlier this month, the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association raised $5,500 to help pay for Cayman’s national swim teams to attend regional and international competitions, like the upcoming CARIFTA Swimming Championship, in Barbados.
“Exposing our swimmers to international competition is key to the development of their mental and physical capacity to race,” said 2004 Olympian and CIASA treasurer, Andrew MacKay. “The ability to develop our swimmers requires a financial investment. We are truly grateful to everyone who turned out to support CIASA’s 2020 CUC-GCM Golf Tournament, donating some funds and having a great afternoon on the golf course at the same time.”
Local golfers assembled four teams to compete in charitable tournament on 3 Feb. to raise the funds.
CIASA director Sandy Hew said the fund-raising initiative would help cover travel cost for junior athletes. “We are so grateful to CUC and Global Captive Management for coming on as title sponsors of the golf tournament, along with our other sponsors who donated prizes,” said Hew. Queensgate’s team of Dennis Hunter, Braden Howe, Andrew Jarvis and Orapin Howe won the tournament. CIASA officials said the association would continue to hold several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.