December 14, 2017

Ground broken for DG’s 5K-Funded Ropes Course

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A ground-breaking ceremony was held today (Saturday. 9 December 2017) for the ropes challenge course being built by the YMCA with funds from the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.. The event, which took place in April with around 2,000 participants, raised a record $85,000 from the walk/runs held in Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman. “I […]

YMCA celebrates 5 years in the Cayman Islands!

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Celebrating 5 Years of the YMCA in the Cayman Community The YMCA of the Cayman Islands is celebrating five years of service and commitment to the community this month. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Cayman Y has quickly and significantly made a positive impact on our Islands. Over […]

DG 5K Challenge funds support Cayman Brac youth camp

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A group of 10 young people from Cayman Brac recently travelled to Grand Cayman for a week-long, YMCA summer camp and leadership programme. The camp was held from Sunday, 13 August to Friday, 18 August. The trip was made possible by a portion of the funds raised for the YMCA at the DG’s 5K Challenge […]

Cayman Islands 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge Raises $85,000 for YMCA

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The 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge raised $85,000 for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson announced last night (Tuesday, 6 June 2017). The grand total is $25,000 more than the goal Mr. Manderson set for the event held in April. “I am delighted we raised such a huge sum of money for […]

DG’s 5K Challenge

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Record Cayman Islands DG’s 5K Challenge Crowd Turns Out For YMCA There was a sea of blue t-shirts in George Town today (Sunday, 30 April 2017) as walkers and runners took part in the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. Wearing the event’s signatory colour, participants helped raise money for this year’s chosen charity, the YMCA […]

Cayman DG’s 5K Challenge

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Franz Manderson Invites All to Take Part in DG’s 5K Challenge With only a few days remaining until the 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson is inviting everybody in the Cayman Islands to take part in the event, The annual walk/run takes place on Cayman Brac on Sunday, 23 April and Grand Cayman […]

Registration opens Tuesday for Cayman Islands DG’s 5K Challenge

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Registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (14 March) for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge being held in April. This year, registration will be online for the first time to make it simple for walkers and runners to sign up for the event. The CaymanActive website is hosting registration, with full details about the […]

Off the Couch launched ahead of Cayman Islands DG’s 5K Challenge

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Deputy Governor Franz Manderson launched the Off the Couch fitness programme yesterday evening (Monday, 6 March) ahead of his annual DG’s 5K Challenge. The weekly walk/run, which is free of cost, aims to get people in shape for the 5K Challenge to raise money for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. Off the Couch to […]

Cayman Islands YMCA is Chosen Charity for 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge

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The chosen charity for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge is the YMCA of the Cayman Islands it was announced today (Thursday, 9 February 2017). Led by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, the annual walk/run this year aims to raise $60,000 for the youth-oriented organisation. The money will go towards building a “ropes challenge course” in […]

Heart Fund Gifts Ambulance to the Cayman Islands Community

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A new ambulance bought with money raised by Cayman Heart Fund has been gifted to the Health Services Authority for the people of the Cayman Islands. The emergency-fleet vehicle was purchased after a huge fund-raising effort, including $60,000 donated from the 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. It was handed over today (Wednesday, 12 December) in […]