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Leadership Cayman raises awareness for one2one - with pickleball!

Sports 27 May, 2024 Follow News

Deputy Premier Andre Ebanks with Leadership Cayman- Left to right, Brittany MacVicar, Richard Freeme, Andre Ebanks and Tracy Rankine.

Leadership Cayman helping raise awareness for one2one, with Jennifer Marshall, Stacey Clark and Lisa Parks

Pickleball action shot

Tracy Rankine, Damon Salman Carrington and Chloe Tatum

The Leadership Cayman Class of 2024 – at the pickleball court, ready to begin!

Leadership Cayman (LC) teamed up with one2one to host a tournament at Pickleball Cayman in George Town on Saturday, 18 May, raising awareness and support for the mentorship programme.

Each year, LC gives back to the community by organising a project where they use their leadership skills into action to support a non-profit charity in the community. one2one, formerly known as Big Brothers Big Sisters, was the charity of choice selected by the 25 LC leaders.

Deputy Premier, Hon. Andre Ebanks, praised one2one’s valuable work and thanked LC class for organising the tournament.

“One2One wanted to make people mindful of their name change from Big Brothers Big Sisters, attract more mentors, especially from the Eastern districts, also attract people who can help with back-office operations - the more people who can help with administrative and marketing support means they can divert the budget to programmes and incentives to help our youth,” he said.

“This has been a great event for us,” said Natasha Wight, one2one Programme Coordinator. “Leadership Cayman and the Chamber of Commerce support this mentor drive for us to gain more membership and more awareness - that we’ve changed our brand from Big Brothers Big Sisters to one2one. They’ve also donated thousands of dollars of prizes from community sponsors. We’ll be giving those as ‘experiences’ - like the ‘catamaran experience’ – we’ll be able to provide our mentees an experience they may have not had before.” An LC class member, Bryan Rameshwar said: “So far, we’ve had amazing responses from the community. We conducted a pre-sign-up event at the Government Administration Building with 39 signups.”

Tracy Rankine, Damon Salman Carrington, and Chloe Tathum Ebanks were the members of this year’s project organising team.

“Leadership Cayman’s is a fantastic experience. It’s allowed me to develop my leadership skills through training and networking with people – a crosssection of people of different ages across different industries in the Cayman Islands – and make some lifelong friends,” Damon said.

The Class Project is different for each year, with classes choosing a different charity to support, and a unique and fun way of supporting it. In 2022 Leadership Cayman raised over CI$74,000 for Boyz2Men, while last year’s class raised over CI$ 104,000 for Meals On Wheels.

About Leadership Cayman

Leadership Cayman was introduced by the Chamber of Commerce in 2010. This six-month programme is designed to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of social, economic, business, and political issues, developing essential skills for assuming leadership roles. To be eligible for the programme, participants must be at least 25 years old, have lived in the Cayman Islands for at least 12 months, and hold a middle management position.

The programme provides a unique opportunity to interact with diverse, highlevel community leaders and learn firsthand about key sectors in the Cayman Islands. Applications for 2025 open this July. If you’re interested, you can find more information on their website: https://www.leadershipcayman.ky/  Photo Captions

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