Special Olympics Meeting Held In St. Lucia
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 27, 2012 (SKNIS)
Representative of the St. Kitts – Nevis delegation to a Special Olympics Caribbean Business Meeting held in St. Lucia April 20-21, Lloyd Lazar emphasized the need to introduce a Special Olympics Caribbean Week of Activities.
Suggesting further, the need for the revival of the Special Olympics Caribbean Games, Mr. Lazar Chairman of the Special Olympics Board (St. Kitts and Nevis) told SKNIS the primary objective of the meeting was to discuss issues related to the development of Special Olympics within the region.
Other delegates on the St Kitts Nevis delegation were National Director, Mrs. Clarice Cotton; and Board Secretary Mrs. Debra Hellouch, who reported that the meeting was also attended by Caribbean stakeholders as well as participants from Special Olympics Connecticut in the USA.
A healthy discussion on sports development and a practical demonstration in Bocce played by Special Olympics Athletes from St Lucia were among activities which formed the meeting. Bocce is one of the Special Olympic sports favorites.
Mr. Lazar reported that the concept of Special Olympics Caribbean Week of Activities and Caribbean Games was well accepted and it was agreed that a formal presentation should be proposed to the Caribbean Board.
The St. Kitts Nevis delegation expressed much satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting as it also helped to strengthen relationships between Caribbean territories in the overall interest of the holistic development of Special Olympics Athletes.