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Digicel Hosts families, volunteers of special olympians

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 7:00 AM
From left: Phillip Grant, Irish Consul to the San Francisco; Mary Davis, president of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia; Ann Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the United States; and John Delves, Digicel Regional CEO, at the Digicel appreciation event for supporters of the Special Olympics World Games 2015.
Digicel Representatives from Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia and Bonaire who attended the celebration in Los Angeles to honour families, supporters and local organizing committees of the Special Olympics World Games 2015.
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Digicel showed its appreciation to hundreds of families, volunteers and local organising committees from 23 countries in a celebration event in Los Angeles, California, at the Westin Bonavenure Hotel on Friday. The dinner acknowledged the tremendous effort made by their guests over the past two years to get their respective teams to the Summer Games.

Digicel's support of Special Olympics has been prolific over the past 15 years in many of its markets, with major financial injections in terms of athlete facilities, coaching, equipment, social-inclusion projects through unified sporting activities such as the Digicel KickStart Clinics and the Caribbean Premier League tournaments, and awareness programmes to advance the causes of those with special needs.

John Delves, Digicel's regional CEO, noted: "Digicel's involvement in Special Olympics and programmes for those with special needs has been filtered throughout the organisation from the helm - with the passion for special-needs causes being championed by Digicel Chairman Denis O'Brien. Digicel has prioritised special needs through our foundations and in many of our other markets. However, the effort that we put in pales in comparison to the work of the coaches and volunteers and the relentless support of the families. It is Digicel's honour to treat you and congratulate you for the great job you have done with the athletes both on and off the field."

In her absence, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller sent a letter to Digicel's chairman, Denis O'Brien.