The Bahamas Half Marathon & 10k looks forward to working with and supporting the Bahamas Special Olympics!
To provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
~ Athlete’s Oath
Michelle Gibson and Shavaughn Blades, representatives of the Bahamas Road Masters, present the 2013 beneficiary cheque to the Seahorse Institute.
The Seahorse Institute is a non-profit organization that provides treatment for children, adolescents and adults with autism and other developmental delays. Seahorse Institute is at the forefront of providing scientific research-based intervention care to unlock the potential of their children. They provide year round programs with comprehensive curriculum that specializes in the acquisition of language, communications skills, pre-academic and academic Independent functioning and socialization skill areas.
Individuals treated at the Seahorse Institute can be seen by a variety of healthcare professionals working together in one or more disciplines. These highly trained professionals provide coordinated interdisciplinary care tailored to the special needs of each child. These professionals include Behavior Analysts, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Educational Specialists. Each child is unique and therefore every student’s program is different.
The fire: A fire ripped through the Seahorse Institute on Shirley St. on December 4, 2012 destroying classrooms and leaving 20 students displaced and searching for a place to continue their crucial learning. The St. Andrew’s Kirk has provided temporary space and a new building has been located however $2MM in private support must be raised. For more info visit: www.seahorseinstitute.org
The Cat Island Old Bight Children’s Home provides safety, shelter, and hope to the most vulnerable members of our society – the orphaned children of the Bahamas. They are dedicated to changing lives, one child at a time.
The Cat Island Old Bight Children’s Home provides an abundance of love and so much more. They also provide:
- Medical Care
- After School Homework Assistance
- Christian Education
- Social Development
- Citizenship & Personal Responsibility
- Life Skills including Gardening, Cooking, & Homemaking