March 6th, Castries St. Lucia; Digicel has reaffirmed its commitment to the development of the special needs community in St. Lucia with yet another major sponsorship. Digicel is again extending support to the St.Lucia Special Olympics Team, this time in their preparation of the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria from March 17th- 25th 2017. Team St.Lucia boasts of a contingency of fifteen stellar athletes who will participate in the category of floor hockey.
The journey commenced over five years ago with Digicel and the St. Lucia’s Special Olympics team and has continued to blossom since. In 2015, Digicel provided uniforms for Team St. Lucia, assisted with airfare and continues to raise the awareness of the teams’ journey. Additionally, Digicel in 2015 hosted an awards celebratory ceremony to further honour and recognize the outstanding achievements of Team St.Lucia at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, held in Los Angeles, where they amassed an outstanding total of twenty medals.
Country Manager of Digicel St. Lucia, Siobhan James-Alexander, in commenting on the celebrations of the team said “At Digicel we deeply care about the special needs community and as such will always go above and beyond to ensure our continued support. Special Olympics foster a unique environment and movement of people; while nurturing our special needs families and helping them feel included irrespective of their abilities or disabilities and we believe as a global brand, it is critical to continue to invest and promote awareness of this community. Given Team St. Lucia’s outstanding performance at the Los Angeles 2015 Games, we have no doubt that they will have another exceptional performance at the 2017 Austria World Winter Olympic Games and once again make our country proud while rising against all odds.”
Digicel wishes Team Lucia the very best at the 2017 World Winter Olympic Games and encourages the country to support them on this journey, as they depart on Monday, March 13th, 2017