Fundraising efforts for the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge were boosted on Thursday, 5 September, with the presentation of donations from the event’s biggest sponsors.
The 2019 Challenge’s ambitious target of $70,000 is within the event’s sights; the total funds will be split evenly among three charitable causes: Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Special Needs Foundation Cayman and Alex Panton Foundation.
Platinum sponsor Appleby has committed $17,500 to the event, with gold sponsors EY, Butterfield, Davenport, Credit Union and Dart committing $5,000 apiece. The half-way point sponsor CINICO has also donated $4,000 to the cause.
The donors met with Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson MBE this week to present their cheques. Mr. Manderson thanked the sponsors for their generosity in continuing to support the event, now in its sixth year.
“I am thrilled we are on track with our ambitious fund-raising goal this year and can provide real support to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Special Needs Foundation Cayman and Alex Panton Foundation,” Mr. Manderson stated.
He added: “it is only possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Providing tangible assistance to great causes like these is testament to the spirit of Caymankind in both the public and private sectors, who come together for the good of the community and to promote healthy exercise.”
Prospective participants can register now on the CaymanActive website https://www.caymanactive.com/dg5k
The first 400 participants to register will receive a special, limited-edition cap thanks to platinum sponsor, Appleby.
This year, the DG’s 5K Challenge is committed to promoting a more sustainable Cayman Islands, so please bring your own water bottle to the event.
Discounts for travel to the Cayman Brac event on Sunday, 15 September are also available. Cayman Brac Beach Resort is offering participants a 10% room discount. Please mention DG’s 5K when making the reservation and note you will need to provide proof of residency (passport or voter’s ID) to waive the room tax. To make reservations, please call 345-948-1323.
Cayman Airways is also offering a 15% discount to economy fares for travel between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac for flights:
• from Grand Cayman on 13 – 14 September
• to Grand Cayman on 15 – 16 September.
The discount is available for online purchase only on
www.caymanairways.com using the promotional code AHC12. All provisions and rules of the fare purchase will apply.
Butterfield’s delegation (from left to right) consisting of: Kayleigh Wright, Satisha Brandon-Dilbert, Maxim Matienzo, Bill McFarland (Senior Manager, Finance and Planning), Zafrin Nurmohamed, Samantha Powell and Richard Maparura present their $5,000 donation to the DG