Special Olympics targets $5m through torch run

Executive director of Special Olympics Jamaica, Lorna Bell, said this year’s staging is very meaningful as all the uniformed groups have joined to help the association realise its $5 million target, to facilitate the national team’s participation in the global championships.

”We feel quite special to have on board the Jamaica Customs, the Jamaica Defence Force, The Department of Corrections, Fire Department and the Jamaica Constabulary Force united for the greater good of the athletes,” Bell remarked at the launch of the annual Torch Run yesterday, at the Ward Theatre, North Parade, Kingston.

She said there will be 43 athletes, along with 14 officials, making the June 18 trip to Athens, Greece, for the 13th staging of the Special Olympics. Read more >>

Jamaica Gleaner