Off The Beaten Track Supports Local Charities
Originally posted on IEyeNews
The organizers behind 9th annual Off the Beaten Track 50 kilometer ultramarathon and relay have awarded two local charities $5,000 each, raised by this year’s race participants and sponsors.
“The aim of Off the Beaten Track, is to not only provide Cayman’s runner with an opportunity to put their training to the test but to also support some of the amazing local charities that do so much for the community,” said Kenneth Krys, race founder and Executive Chairman KRyS Global, the lead sponsor.
This year, all major sponsors were able to choose one local charity which aligns with their community values to promote at their designated leg’s water station.
The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), nominated by Island Heritage, and Academy Sports Club, nominated by Tower, were chosen to receive the proceeds from the race.
“Both of these not-for-profits continue to do an amazing job at inspiring and developing the next generation of Caymanian talent,” Mr. Krys said. “We are so excited to be able to support both The Cayman National Cultural Foundation and Academy Sports Club and everything that they are doing for the community.”
“We are equally humbled to also be supporting the international charity, Facing Africa,” Mr. Krys said. “The donation will go towards helping children in Nigeria and Ethiopia affected by NOMA, a potential deadly infection that affects the face.”
Both local charities expressed their gratitude for the donation
“CNCF is honoured to have been nominated by Island Heritage as one of the beneficiaries,” said Patrice Beersingh, CNCF’s Programmes Manager. “The awarded funds will help support our continued efforts towards the production of high quality arts programmes, and the preservation of our local heritage and culture.”
“Academy Sport Club and all of our players are deeply grateful to both the race organizers and Tower,” said Virgil Seymour, director of Academy Sports Club. “This donation helps fund the training and development of our players both on and off the field.”
Photo Caption 1: (LtR) Monique Bush (Island Heritage), Patrice Beersingh (CNCF), Phillip Pierson (KRyS Global) and Derek Larner (Race Organizer)
Photo Caption 2: (LtR) Derek Larner (Race Organizer), Phillip Pierson (KRyS Global) and Dave Scott (Academy Sports Club Board)