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SOCI HOSTS FIRST SPECIAL OLYMPICS CARIBBEAN INITIATIVE BOCCE COMPETITION

Planned in its entirety by the Local Organizing Committee, led by Dr. Shari Smith, Darrel Rankine, SOCI national director, and Maxine Everson, honorary SOCI member, with support from the Government of Cayman Islands, the event had notable appearances by Acting Premier and Acting Minister of Education the Hon. Andre Ebanks MP, Deputy Premier and Minister of Financial Services, Commerce & Investment, Innovation & Social Development and the Hon. Issac Rankine MP Minister of Youths, Sports, and Heritage. The Acting Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Bernie Bush and Maxine Everson rolled out the bocce ball to declare the Games open.


We are deeply grateful to the 19 Program Leaders who supported the SO Caribbean

Initiative, turning this vision into a reality. Special thanks to our generous sponsors: AL Thompson, Tortuga, Massive, Powerade, the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Heritage, Ministry of Tourism & Ports, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Nayman Photography, Water Authority, Special Olympics Christmas Grant, Special Olympics Cayman Islands, Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust, and Coca Cola.




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