Second Special Olympics group from Canada


In its continuing support of sports tourism, Special Olympics Barbados from today hosts the second Canadian delegation this month.

After successfully hosting a 19-member group from Special Olympics Brampton, Ontario, the local organisation will welcome golfers from Special Olympics Mississauga, Ontario.

Keith Boyce, Special Olympics golf coach and certified member of the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation, United States Golf Teachers Federation and World Golf Teachers Federation, returns with two of his accomplished, medal-winning Special Olympics golfers, Aaron Lindsay and Arthur Rea, Jr.

Boyce, a Barbadian who now lives in Canada, is the impetus behind the current Special Olympics Barbados golf programme.

In 2012, assisted by Aaron and Arthur, he conducted a golf clinic, which started the local Special Olympics golf programme. He is also responsible for supplying most of the golf equipment which is used by Special Olympics Barbados.

In addition, they will play rounds of golf at the Apes Hill Golf Club and the Royal Westmoreland Golf Club, compliments of those two facilities. The three visitors will also be seen frequently at the Barbados Golf Club when they join Special Olympics Barbados athletes for their twice-a-week practices. (BA/PR)


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