Digicel acknowledges performances of Special Olympics athletes

Gold medalist Delroy Sookram along with Coline Roberts were treated to an honorary lunch on Thursday by their main sponsor Digicel at the New Thriving Restaurant on  Main Street for their achievements at the 2011 Summer Special Olympics held in Athens, Greece.

Sookram swam his way to gold in the 25 metres backstroke event but was disqualified in the 50 metres freestyle event for not touching the wall when he made his routine flip at the first 25 metres. Roberts, on the other hand, swam fourth and fifth in the 25 metres backstroke and the 50 metres freestyle events respectively at the prestigious event. 

Third from right, Delroy Sookram, Gregory Dean and Coline Roberts pose for a photo opportunity during the honorary event.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digicel, Gregory Dean, applauded both athletes for their efforts and stated that he looked forward to a continued partnership with the Guyana Special Olympics Association (GSOA) after Public Relation Officer, Shonnet Moore welcomed everyone to the event.

Director of the GSOA, Wilton Spencer, then made his remarks as he related to the overall success of the trip not only for the athletes but for Guyana as a country. He also took time out to thank Digicel for their sponsorship along with Ansa McAl and the National Sports Commission.

Gold medalist Sookram told Stabroek Sport that the experience at the prestigious event was a good one and that he enjoyed his race.

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