“The Race for Challenor” – Rotaract Club of South Barbados

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“The Race for Challenor” – Rotaract Club of South Barbados

On Sunday, 8 July 2012, running enthusiasts converged at the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre in Canefield St. Thomas for the charity race event dubbed, “The Race for Challenor,” as radio show host Alex Jordan, of the Alex Jordan Morning Show challenged, entertainer and radio show host, Kirk Brown, to a 5 mile race. The event, which was organised in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of South Barbados, aimed to raise $10, 000.00 for the Challenor Creative Arts & Training Centre to purchase specialised technology for use in the classroom. The event attracted runners, walkers and overwhelming support from the Barbados community and raised in excess of BDS$14,000.00 for the school.

“We’ve been trying to plan this for a year and a half, but it would not have come together if not for Corporate Barbados, who were overwhelming in their support. Furthermore The Rotaract Club of South Barbados were supremely professional and worked tirelessly to make this happen I am proud to have been part of this effort and contributing towards the quality of life of children, for whom life is most difficult, ” remarked Ms. Jordan, winner of the race.

The Challenor Centre is the only one of its kind in Barbados, which caters to children and adults with mild to profoundly physical and intellectual disabilities. During the event, members of the public were able to learn more about the creative arts and training centre, as they were given an opportunity to tour the facilities with the school’s Liaison Officer, Ms. Nicole Worrell. Ms. Worrell, in her address to the public noted “We at the Center are overwhelmed by the support and participation for this charity run and we would like to assure you that the funds raised would benefit our unique and gifted population to which we cater.”

“We have been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm for this charity event and we look forward to working on similar activities in the future”, said, Ms. Erica Hall, President of the Rotaract Club of South Barbados.

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