The Ministry responsible for sports congratulates Mrs. Rita Gardiner

Turks and Caicos, July 19, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services extends heartfelt congratulations to Mrs. Rita Gardiner on achieving the Commonwealth Games Award of Merit.

The Commonwealth Games Federation awards membership of the Order of Merit for distinguished services rendered to the Commonwealth Games movement, including the games themselves, to the federation and to a Commonwealth Games Association. The honour is awarded on the recommendation of the Executive Board at the General Assembly.

The recipients of this special award are individuals whose voluntary contribution and achievements have significantly impacted on society and its work, or represent the society in an exemplary way, in particular in the fields of sport and youth.

The Minister responsible for Sports, Hon. Karen Malcolm, is delighted to hear this good news.  She stated; “Mrs. Gardiner is well deserving of this award for all the hard work and dedication she gave to the world of sports.”  Hon. Malcolm also commented that Mrs. Gardiner, a trailblazer in many ways, has committed extensive time and knowledge as she travelled and worked with athletes from all disciplines of sport.

She further stated that; “I am proud that my government has redoubled efforts to support all sports.  We are making provisions to enhance opportunities for all athletes to participate in sports, and to ensure athletes and coaches have access to the training and competition opportunities.”

The Ministry responsible for Sports is thrilled that Mrs. Gardiner received this accolade for her outstanding service to sports, including her years of commitment to the Games movement and would like to thank her for her many years of service to sports.

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services also wishes the best for the team of young men and their coaches who travelled to Puerto Rico this weekend to represent the country in Puerto Rico International Basketball Tournament.

Press Release: TCIG


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