Rotary Day of Sports for Differently Abled athletes tomorrow

Differently-abled athletes will have an opportunity to showcase their skills when the Rotary Club of Georgetown stages its annual Day of Sports at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue tomorrow from 8am.

The bi-annual event, will see 13 institutions and h just under 300 participants competing.

The meet was originally scheduled to take place at Banks DIH Thirst Park Limited but the inclement weather forced the organizers to chose an alternative venue.

President of the Rotary Club, Anna Lisa Fraser-Phang and Minister of Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony are expected to grace the event with their presence with Fraser-Phang down to deliver the opening remarks.

Competition will get underway following the March Past of the contestants and the day’s programme is expected to showcase 31 athletic and novelty events for the differently abled contestants, including 50m and 80m sprints for boys and girls’ between the ages of eight and 21 years who are hearing or visually impaired;Open sprint events for the visually impaired; wheelchair races; walk races; three-legged races; wheelbarrow races; egg-and-spoon races and musical chairs.

The event has been sponsored by a number of businesses  including Courts, Bank of Nova Scotia, Farm Equipment, Republic Bank,

Hand in Hand, GTM Fire Insurance, Demerara Mutual Fire & Life, Citizen’s Bank, EC Veira,

Rent-A-Tent, Neal & Massy Group of Companies,

Banks DIH, Sterling Products, De Sinco Trading,

Nigel Supermarket, Food for the Poor, Edward B. Beharry, K. Kirpalani, The Business School, Associated Industries, Humphrey’s Bakery, Pradeep Samtani, VJ’s Variety Store, Fraser & Associates and Royal Castle Chicken.

There will be prizes for the most disciplined team and the best dressed team while each participant will receive a gift.

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