Rotaract Blue’s annual Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run at SafeHaven last month raised $1,800 for a vocational grant.

Around 50 participants, most sporting the event’s signature navy T-shirts, took part in the March 24 run/walk.

The runners, walkers, and volunteers were supporting efforts of Rotaract Blue to assist young Caymanians, between the ages of 16-30, who are enrolled or accepted into a local or overseas vocational/technical skills course to excel in a non-traditional career path.

Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run a success.

 

We are so thankful for the opportunity to host this event in honor of Rotarian and Educator Fred Speirs🙏🏽 and help impact a young persons life through education 📚
 

Read the full press releases on this event here:

Cayman Compass: https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/03/31/rotaract-5k-raises-funds-for-vocational-grant/
Cayman News Service: https://cnslocallife.com/2019/03/fundraiser-supports-vocational-grant/


About the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant
The grant has been a significant part of Rotaract Blue’s professional development initiatives since 2008 to benefit eligible Caymanian students between 16 and 30 years of age, who are enrolled or accepted into a local or overseas vocational/technical skills course. In 2010, the grant was renamed to the “Fred Speirs Vocational Grant” in honour of the late Mr. Frederick Speirs who was instrumental in the development of the vocational grant. He epitomised the Rotary motto, ‘Service Above Self’ and was a devout Rotarian, loving father and husband, a committed educator, and a mentor.