On Wednesday morning, 24th January 2018, the campus of the Yellow Elder Primary School came alive as classes were suspended for the arrival of one very important guest – Iggy the Flow CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018 mascot! Attired in his aquamarine running shorts and gold performance shirt, Iggy bounded onto the campus making his first public appearance.
Accompanied by Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, Mrs. Rosamunde Carey and other members of the Organizing Committee of the Flow CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018, the energetic yet cool and suave iguana excited the school body with his flips, his turns, and his athletic manoeuvres. Giving life to the theme of “Faster, Further, Higher”, Iggy showed the Yellow Elder family a taste of what’s to come at CARIFTA and why he is such a great decathlete with his running, throwing, and jumping skills.
The Flow Carifta Games Bahamas 2018 will be held over the Easter weekend, from 31st March to 2nd April, 2018 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium with participation expected from 26 regional countries. Iggy plans to make several school visits and other public appearances promoting the exciting CARIFTA Games. Being a rare species of Rock Iguanas found in the lesser populated Bahamian islands such as Andros, San Salvador, Inagua, and the Exumas, Iggy takes time to promote healthy lifestyle as well as protecting the country’s environment and preserving the country’s endangered species.
Also accompanying Iggy on his debut were representatives from Bahamas Waste Limited who joined him in encouraging the student population to maintain a clean, green, and pristine environment.
Iggy is excited about being a part of the upcoming CARIFTA Games and hopes to encourage all Bahamians to be a part of this thrilling event.