November 4th, 2019 -- Organisers raised more than $170,000 at the 10th Annual St. Christopher Children's Home 5K Run and 2K Walk held at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club on a clear sunny Saturday Oct 5 as the hot pink event shirts painted the golf course pink with colour.
The event provides the bulk of the financing for the Home whose mission is to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment designed to harness, develop and sustain the hopes, talents and aspirations of children placed in residential care.
This year, more than 1300 enthusiastic participants, many dressed in pink event shirts, assembled at the golf course for the usual warm up with Mr. X from Shiggity Shack who for the past 10 years has provided a novel and entertaining warm up for all attendees.
Apart from the physical activity, the supporters of the Home were treated to a sumptuous barbecue lunch served by the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, exquisite raffle prizes and health screenings which were provided by the faculty and students of Windsor Schools of Medicine.
In Winner's Row for the 5K Run:
Men's DivisionJahan Burke- First Place
Leron Paunteen- Second Place
Rashsaan Douglas- Third Place
Women's DivisionKeneah Romey- First Place
Abigail O'Flaherty-Second Place
De Cheynelle Thomas- Third Place
The Board and children of the St Christopher Children’s Home wish to express our gratitude and thanks to the community members who make the event so colourful, the volunteers from the St Kitts Marriott and Royal Beach Casino for their help on the day and our sponsors and raffle donors who contribute the bulk of the vital funds raised.
For additional information call the Home at 766-4007.
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