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Montserrat Rotary Club supports Special Olympics Team

President Sherree Jemmotte-Rodney present the check to Merle Galloway

The Montserrat Rotary Club sprang into action at short notice and raised almost four thousand dollars to assist the Special Olympics Committee to send a team to participate in the Special Olympics World Games in Greece.

These games are held every four years, the last being in Beijing. Four athletes, Joan, Javell, Dylan and Akiem will represent Montserrat competing in Bocce, softball and Track & Field events to include the long jump. All four of them have previously medaled in overseas games. Joan is the Caribbean Gold Medalist in Bocce having won the gold medal in Jamaica.

Merle Galloway is the president of Special Olympics Montserrat, which is the local chapter for Special Olympics worldwide. She informed that the team would leave Montserrat on June 18 for the 15 day games.

Outgoing Rotary President Sherree Jemmotte-Rodney told The Montserrat Reporter on behalf of the Rotary Club, “Yes we are very pleased to be able to assist in this small way and we thank the Montserrat community for coming out and supporting the Rotary Club.” The president added best wishes to the athletes. “We wish the athletes all the best when they go to Greece.”

Miss Galloway when accepting the check of $3,765.00 in a brief handover expressed thanks to the Rotary Club and added, “I’m actually also quite happy that the community is embracing Special Olympics in such a way. I think when the community embraces people that are with different abilities, it shows the type of nation that we have and how progressive the community Is, because if we can help people with different needs then it shows our love and where we are as a community…”

The Rotary club in a release further expressed thanks ‘to all Bingo fans and the business community’ for supporting the special event, which was in the form of a special Bingo game held on the evening of May 27, at the Lyme complex.

Special mention was made of SVG Air and the Ferry Service who donated tickets to and from Antigua; LIME, for their donation of a Blackberry phone; Victor’s Supermarket, Ashoks, MS Osborne, Ytalics, Tropical Mansion Suites, Radio Montserrat, The Montserrat Reporter; and all the members of the Rotary Club.

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President Sherree Jemmotte-Rodney present the check to Merle Galloway

The Montserrat Rotary Club sprang into action at short notice and raised almost four thousand dollars to assist the Special Olympics Committee to send a team to participate in the Special Olympics World Games in Greece.

These games are held every four years, the last being in Beijing. Four athletes, Joan, Javell, Dylan and Akiem will represent Montserrat competing in Bocce, softball and Track & Field events to include the long jump. All four of them have previously medaled in overseas games. Joan is the Caribbean Gold Medalist in Bocce having won the gold medal in Jamaica.

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Merle Galloway is the president of Special Olympics Montserrat, which is the local chapter for Special Olympics worldwide. She informed that the team would leave Montserrat on June 18 for the 15 day games.

Outgoing Rotary President Sherree Jemmotte-Rodney told The Montserrat Reporter on behalf of the Rotary Club, “Yes we are very pleased to be able to assist in this small way and we thank the Montserrat community for coming out and supporting the Rotary Club.” The president added best wishes to the athletes. “We wish the athletes all the best when they go to Greece.”

Miss Galloway when accepting the check of $3,765.00 in a brief handover expressed thanks to the Rotary Club and added, “I’m actually also quite happy that the community is embracing Special Olympics in such a way. I think when the community embraces people that are with different abilities, it shows the type of nation that we have and how progressive the community Is, because if we can help people with different needs then it shows our love and where we are as a community…”

The Rotary club in a release further expressed thanks ‘to all Bingo fans and the business community’ for supporting the special event, which was in the form of a special Bingo game held on the evening of May 27, at the Lyme complex.

Special mention was made of SVG Air and the Ferry Service who donated tickets to and from Antigua; LIME, for their donation of a Blackberry phone; Victor’s Supermarket, Ashoks, MS Osborne, Ytalics, Tropical Mansion Suites, Radio Montserrat, The Montserrat Reporter; and all the members of the Rotary Club.