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By Amie Dugan
Sydney Manyan, Captain
Through a growing partnership between Special Olympics and UNICEF, both organizations are committed to ensuring that not just a quality athlete experience, but a quality sports experience in a safe and welcoming environment.
In an effort to support the growing country level collaboration between global partner International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Special Olympics, a small humanitarian diplomacy grant initiative was opened to 13 Programs in August 2014.
Victor L Brown SOJ Floorball Coordinator
Victor L. Brown
From the article in the Jamaica Observer: The second edition of the Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) swimming competition was held at the University of Technology pool on February 7, and was featured by the Lions International film crew.
Victor L. Brown, SOJ Floorball Coordinator
Victor L. Brown Coordinator Floor Hockey and Floorball
Special Olympics Jamaica’s top international goal scorer, forward Orion McCaw, helped his team achieve a big first for Jamaica. The Maroons were the first Special Olympics team to compete in the Canada Cup Floorball Tournament.
Victor L. Brown of Special Olympics Jamaica will take part in a training clinic in Austria to learn more about the sport of floorball and how to bring it back to Jamaica as a sport that can be played in teams that mix people with and without intellectual disabilities.
Orion McCaw and Oshain Daley will join the Jamaica Floorball Association’s( JFA) National Squad preparing for the upcoming 2014 International Floorball Federation’s (IFF) World Championship Qualifiers in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Esther C. Pair