The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) recently gave financial assistance to the Special Olympics program in Grand Bahama. The goal of the organization is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition, in a variety of sports, for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
According to Fundraising Coordinator Donna Laing-Jones, the program seeks donations to support the weekly door to door bus transportation, so that the special athletes in the community can train and compete year round. “Special Olympics is most appreciative of the continued support of the GBPC. Without their funding we would be unable to continue our programs which mean so much to our special athletes,” said Laing-Jones.
“Giving back to the community where do business is an important part of our corporate philosophy and Grand Bahama Power Company is pleased to lend support to the Special Olympics Program in Grand Bahama,” commented Philcher Grant-Farquharson, GBPC Corporate Communications. “Organizations like the Special Olympics make a tremendous difference in the lives of the athletes and their families.”
As a result of the training program, the athletes were able to successfully represent Grand Bahama in several tournaments including the National Tennis Tournament held in Grand Bahama in March 2013, the National Bocce Tournament held in Abaco in April 2013 and the National Track and Field Championships in Nassau held during May 2013.