For the first ever
Bahamas Law Enforcement
Sports Challenge, an ‘Olympic Games’-style
event" for Law Enforcement (including Police, Fire & Border Control
officers), homage will be paid to local sports legends.
In a similar vein to the World Police
& Fire Games, recently held in New York City, the Bahamas Law Enforcement
Games will encompass a wide variety of sporting events that will test
the physical & mental athletic skills of the competitors. Sporting
events will include – among others – basketball, soccer, football,
boxing, softball, and open-water swimming. Awards for various competitions
will be named in honor of local legends in the respective field. Proposed
honorees include Gladstone ‘Moon’ McPhee’ for his contributions
to basketball, and Jimmy Lee for his contributions to softball.
This 5-day event, headed by Ms. Shawn
Thomas, has garnered the support of The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism
& Aviation, and Ministry of National Security as well as the United
States Embassy, the Florida Police & Fire Games, and Bahamas Celebration
(including discounted rates for travel during that time). The Bahamas
Weekly has also joined on as a media partner with the event assist in
getting the word out. Talks are also underway with The
Bahamas’ Ministers of Education, and Youth, Sports & Culture.
The event opens January 18, 2012, and will be hosted by Grand Lucayan
For more information, please contact
Shawn Thomas (
) or Rosalyn Pinder (
) via e-mail or at 350-8600.