Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis are encouraged to ?Be a Fan? of Special Olympics as the organization hosts its Annual Week of Activities.

Chairperson Lloyd Lazar told SKNIS that this year?s commemoration will be observed under the theme ?Special Olympics: A Vehicle for Development and Integration. Be a Fan.?

Activities began today, November 07 with a service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Molineux. The next day the reigning National Carnival Queen Samantha Boone will give a radio and television address to mark the week of activities open.

On Monday, November 09, officials and volunteers will visit schools around the island to raise awareness about the movement and its many accomplishments. A similar message will be shared on national television on Tuesday, November 10, during a feature interview on ZIZ?s Upfront. That day is also designated Appreciation Day.

Other activities include a Tag Day on November 11, a television presentation on November 12, and a street parade on November 13. Events conclude on Saturday, November 14 with a Fun Day at the Paddock at Ponds Pasture at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Lazar recalled when Sam Connor lauded Special Olympians for proudly representing the Federation at various events around the world including as far away as Shanghai, China and have enjoyed many successes over the years. He encouraged members of the general public to support as many activities as possible during this year?s commemoration.

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