Athletics

McNab leads Special Olympics team to LETR conference

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Aldrick “Allie” McNab, the recently appointed chairman of Special Olympics Jamaica, is part of the Jamaican contingent attending the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

The others representing Jamaica are Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay and other members of the local law enforcement organising committee, which includes Velma Thomas, Gladstone Sealy, Ruth Watson and Nathalie Palmer and Velma Thomas.

The LETR, regarded as the backbone of Special Olympics, raised US$55 million for the international movement in 2016.

Special Olympics International (SOI) will be celebrating its 50th year in July 2018.

Meanwhile, the local body has appointed eight new board members, all of whom have been approved by SOI.

The eight members are from a variety of private and public sector backgrounds and bring a wealth of expertise to the board.

The new members are Wilford “Billy” Heaven, CHASE Fund chief executive officer; Superintendent Lindsay, the LETR officer responsible for the Caribbean; Dr Horace Fletcher; Anthony Davis, director of sports at University of Technology; Nigel Davis, Special Olympics athlete; Lee Bailey; Leon Mitchell of JN Group; and Oswald “Ossie” Clarke.

They join current board members Mrs Dawn Edwards Taylor, treasurer; John Leiba; Dr Barbara Matalon; Denzle Latty; Beulah Bartholomew, the parent representative; and Paula Pinnock, marketing consultant.

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