The Special Olympics committee of St.Kitts and Nevis, hosted its annual games last week.
It was a busy week for the athletes which included the track and field events at the Kim Collins stadium on Wednesday and a bocce competition in Nevis on Thursday. This was held at the court located at the Cicely Browne Integrated school and the week climaxed with a swimming competition in St.Kitts on Saturday.
This year, a contingent from Connecticut in the USA and a smaller contingent from St.Maarten, also participated alongside the local athletes.
Chairperson of the local board for Special Olympics, Clarice Cotton, along with the head of the Connecticut delegation and one of their athletes, spoke to Ramie Gumbs when they arrived in Nevis on Thursday last week.
Ms Cotton noted that over 100 athletes participated in the track event on the previous day and deemed it a huge success. She also noted that the athletes were greatly anticipating the fun day to be hosted by the Nevis committee and the bocce games.
The head of the visiting Connecticut delegation and the athlete who spoke, both indicated that they had enjoyed their visit thus far and pointed out that one of their goals was to learn more about the local schools and culture, as they interacted with the people of St.Kitts and Nevis.