COLOUR, FUN AND INCLUSION AT
3RD DIGICEL FOUNDATION KALEIDODASH
FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2015: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – It was indeed an explosion of colour and fun at Samaan Park, on Sunday November 15 when thousands of runners, sports enthusiasts and fans took part in the third Digicel Foundation Kaleidodash 5K Colour Walk/Run, all for a great cause.
For the third consecutive year, the Digicel Foundation was the title sponsor of the Kaleidodash 5K fun run, a unique sports event which seeks not only to raise awareness of the many special needs organisations present across Trinidad and Tobago and their outstanding work, but also to promote inclusion in sport and entertainment.
Last Sunday, approximately 400 persons from 17 special needs organisations, including Memisa Day Training Centre; the various Lady Hochoy organisations; the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD); Rio Claro Learning and Development Centre; Servol Special School and St. Dominic’s Children’s Home- took it to Samaan Park, Chaguaramas, to run, throw colour and have fun just like anyone else.
Since Kaleidodash’s launch in 2013, the Foundation has donated $85,000 through this event, to local special needs organisations countrywide.
This year, the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) took home the prize worth $15,000, for being the largest special needs contingent to attend the event. Going home with the second cash prize of $10,000 to be donated to a special needs organisation of their choice was Team Scorpio, who were rewarded for the most creative/extraordinary costumes. Finally taking home the $5,000 prize was Lady Hochoy Arima, that boasted the largest family support.
Also featured at the event were several performances from special needs organisations including the National Anthem, played skillfully by the talented Kelly Simmons of Goodwill Industries and arrangements of Benjai’s Phenomenal and Lord Kitchener’s Sugar Bum Bum, courtesy the NCPD steel orchestra.