The U.S. Embassy and Special Olympics Bahamas partner for Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day

For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. Embassy Nassau volunteers led by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson partnered with Special Olympics Bahamas on Saturday, September 26th to honor the legacy of the founder of the Special Olympics movement, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

In celebration of Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day, celebrated around the world annually, once again the grounds of “Liberty Overlook” were transformed into a mini “Camp Shriver” and a festive atmosphere featuring, food, games and sporting events including tennis, bocce, soccer and music.

Among those on hand for the event, Acting Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Captain Tellis Bethel, senior representatives of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean and members of various volunteer and sporting associations including the Bahamas Football Association.

U.S. Embassy volunteers and family members demonstrated their support to the Special Olympics Bahamas by serving food, refereeing games and dancing along aside the more than 200 athletes who participated in the fun day. The featured events included the “dunk tank” where athletes took delight in attempting to dunk senior U.S. Embassy officials.

An athlete attempts to dunk Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Commander Mark Driver.

An athlete attempts to dunk Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Commander Mark Driver.

To learn more about Special Olympics Bahamas or to become a volunteer for the organization, please visit Special Olympics Bahamas on Facebook or email: info@sobahamas.org.

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