In 2007, Rotaract Blue recognised an unmet need to provide support and recognition for individuals in our community with special needs. As a result, the Open Arms Program was born with a long-standing vision to enhance society’s understanding of persons with special needs. A fundamental element of the program is the Open Arms Gala, an evening which celebrates and recognises the lives of parents, caretakers, educators and others in the local community who work extremely hard to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs.

The event also shines the spotlight on persons excelling despite their disability and allows the community to nominate individuals for several awards.
With the help of our valued sponsors, Rotaract Blue’s Open Arms Gala, Cayman’s only annual gala committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families with Special Needs continues to prosper.
Contributions from our sponsors continue to support existing and new initiatives championed by The Lighthouse School, Special Needs Foundation Cayman, Maple House, Sunrise Adult Training Centre, and Special Olympics Cayman Islands.
The next Open Arms Gala will take place on Saturday, May 25th 2019 at Ristorante Pappagallo.
For more information on the Open Arms Gala, please contact