Saturday 25 May, 2019

Special Olympics receives $620K from Sport Ministry

Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, presents a cheque to Ferdinand Bibby, 
National Director - Special Olympics TT, as Patrice Charles, Director - Physical Education and Sport looks on.

Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, presents a cheque to Ferdinand Bibby, National Director - Special Olympics TT, as Patrice Charles, Director - Physical Education and Sport looks on.

This year, Trinidad and Tobago will have a 44 person strong delegation at the Special Olympics World Games scheduled for March 8 to March 22, 2019, in Abu Dhabi.

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs provided 100% of the financial assistance requested by the Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) to ensure that the team can successfully participate.

In presenting the cheque valued at $620,325.00 to SOTT, Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Shamfa Cudjoe indicated that she is looking forward to seeing our athletes who have been training over the last two years, compete against the 170 nations.

She urged the SOTT to ensure that this opportunity is a fulfilling one as it will facilitate opportunities for further development of T&T's athletes and promote a culture of inclusion, understanding and respect in sport.

Minister Cudjoe also commended SOTT for its persistence and numerous efforts to mobilize a team of athletes to participate in the Games. She further applauded the organisation for their various fundraising initiatives over the last two years.

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs says it continues to promote total participation in sport and hopes that through events like the Special Olympics World Games, which attract a high viewership worldwide, T&T’s athletes will continue to be inspired, like so many others, to tell their stories and highlight their achievements. 

 

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