Cut-a-thon raises $9,000

Eclipze Hair Design’s Cut-a-thon over the weekend so far has raised $9,000 for breast cancer awareness.

CIBC FirstCaribbean donates water filters to help nearly 1 million Haitians

Close to one million Haitians could soon have access to safe drinking water as the charity United Caribbean Trust moves to distribute 300 water filters across communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Executives of CIBC FirstCaribbean presented a check for BDS$25,000 (US$12,500) to Jenny Tryhane of the United Caribbean Trust.

Cayman Triathlon celebrates 20 years

The Cayman Islands Triathlon celebrates its 20th anniversary with this year’s race scheduled for 6:45 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, from Public Beach.

Netball Association raises money for minibus

The Cayman Islands Netball Association recently held a raffle to raise money for a minibus to help transport school girls to and from practices and games. After the $15,000 in prizes were distributed, the association had $10,000 to put toward the minibus, organizers said.

Delaney boosts Mountains and Marathons charity effort

Shane Delaney, a member of the Mountains and Marathons team, recently returned from Barcelona, Spain, where he completed the Ironman in support of Have A Heart. Delaney finished the 70.3-mile challenge in a “very impressive” time of 12 hours, 24 minutes, a press release states.

Kudos for youth basketball league champions

Champions in the 14-and-under basketball leagues have earned congratulations from sponsor KPMG: St. Ignatius in the male category and John Gray High School Wahoo Academy in the female category. KPMG has sponsored the league for more than six years.

Boca Juniors on top of Sunday League

Boca Juniors are setting the pace at the top of the DHL Sunday League table with their third win from the opening three games of the season. Over the weekend, they overcame Harry’s FC 1-0 at the Annex, thanks to striker Giuseppe Coco’s sixth goal of the season, which propels him to the front of the pack chasing the Golden Boot award.

Ladies Helm features Cayman club sailors

A J22 Ladies Helm was held on Oct. 16, in mixed conditions. Three races had been scheduled for the afternoon; the last race was called off due to lightning. Eva Hider and Allena Rankine were two of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club youth women who participated.


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