Special Olympics Bahamas Signs Historic Agreement

Last month, during the Annual Caribbean Business Meeting in the Bahamas, the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Caribbean and North America met in Nassau for strategic planning around the region over the next 5 years.

Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, Charles Maynard (right) poses with Bob Gobrecht, Managing Director Special Olympics North America (Left); Kim Simplis, wife of the Prime Minister of Belize and SO Global Ambassador; Basil Christie, Chairman, Special Olympics Bahamas and Maureen Young, Chairwoman, Special Olympics Caribbean.

As part of the meeting, a historic Partnership Agreement was signed by the Government of the Bahamas, reinforcing their commitment to support Special Olympics in its goal to “improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities."

Highlights of the agreement include property at the Queen Elizabeth Center for the construction of the Special Olympics Complex, an annual financial grant, and the promotion of persons with intellectual disabilities. The signing by the Hon. Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture took place at the Opening Ceremony of Meeting.