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Smoothie King donates to Special Olympics Cayman Islands

IMG_2387-editSmoothie King proudly made a donation of $500 to the Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) in support of the organization and its athletes.

The donation from Smoothie King further honours their recent sponsorship of the 23rd Annual Flowers One Mile Sea Swim. The race took place earlier this month at the Seven Mile Beach where participants also got to enjoy free smoothies from Smoothie King. All proceeds of the race were generously donated to SOCI.

Nick Freeland, Chairman of SOCI said, “These charitable donations are not just important to us but to all of our athletes who work very hard and give their best to accomplish all that they have.”

“We are very pleased to be able to contribute to such an important cause and help SOCI athletes achieve their goals in the Special Olympics competitions,” said Gary Watler, Co-Owner and Manager of Smoothie King Cayman Islands. “We strive to make a difference in the community and it’s imperative that we continue to support our local charities.”

Penny McDowall, Head Coach in Aquatics at SOCI added, “We are very thankful for this donation from Smoothie King. We will be using these funds to assist our athletes with the expenses that will be incurred for the 2015 World Games. Our athletes and coaches are looking forward to attending and competing in these international games.”

The SOCI athletes are currently working hard in preparation to compete in the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World Games next month in Los Angeles, California. This is a competition that platforms the true bravery, soul, and willpower of a Special Olympics athlete.

About Smoothie King Cayman Islands

Smoothie King located in Galleria Plaza and now at the Flagship Building on Fort Street, is the premier Smoothie Bar and Nutritional Lifestyle Center in the Cayman Islands.

Smoothie King is a privately held New Orleans, Louisiana-area based Franchise Company and is the premier Smoothie Bar and Nutritional Lifestyle Center in the industry. Smoothie King Centers offer their

guests the industry’s first and original nutritional fruit and function-based, fresh blended smoothies. Each “Lifestyle Center” also offers healthy retail product solutions in sport beverages, energy bars, healthy snacks, vitamin supplements, and herbs, minerals, and sports nutrition products.

Since 1989, Smoothie King has been named #1 franchise in their category 19 times. Smoothie King has over 600 locations operating in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the Caymans.

For more information on Smoothie King Cayman Islands visit

About Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI)

Special Olympics Cayman Islands or SOCI is a non-profit programme of sports training that caters to athletes with intellectual disabilities from 5 years old and up. Strongly based on the premise that with sports training and competition, athletes lead fuller, more self-sufficient lives, and are able to achieve success on and off the field of competition.

Our athletes have the opportunity to take part in national, regional and worldwide Special Olympics competitions, like the Caribbean Regional Games and the Special Olympic World Summer Games held every four years.

SOCI is a member of Special Olympics International (SOI), the largest sporting organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities offering training and competition in more than 30 winter and summer sports.

For more information on Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) visit

IMAGE: Gary Watler, Co-Owner and Manager of Smoothie King Cayman Islands (right) presents the check to Special Olympics athlete Andrew Smiley.


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