The Daily Herald writes that the “Amazing Race” fundraising competition organised by the Women’s Medical Student Association (WMSA) of the Saba University School of Medicine on Thursday, April 3, registered 45 participants.They succeeded to raise US $220 which will be donated to the Haitian family of Yvener “Shorty” and wife Italise Cetoute, whose house in The Bottom burnt to the ground this January.
The event follows “a very successful food and clothing drive” said one of the WMSA organisers, Chelsea Beaton. The fun outdoors challenge started and ended at the gazebo on the medical university campus and involved teams of two. Each team received envelopes with clues to the next station on the route, covering some six stations throughout The Bottom and surroundings.
Beaton explained that each station incorporated a team challenge such as a “nutrition challenge, an egg hunt, “suicide sprints,” a balloon game, a race down and up The Ladder and even an obstacle course.”
The Body, Mind and Spirit Foundation treated participants in the race to a healthy fruits and vegetables buffet in the lounge of the Old Cafeteria and ensured everyone stayed well hydrated throughout the event. The first to arrive at the finish line were Harsimranjit Dutt and Leah Leonhardt who finished the course in only 35 minutes. The couple received a gift certificate for Scout’s Place restaurant.