“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”
- Helen Keller
Over the course of the last few weeks, members of the IRG team have been engaged in a series of community initiatives and here at home and abroad.
On November 20th, IRG’s Head of Luxury Real Estate, James O’Brien, spearheaded a fundraising gala and golf day in support of Cayman Islands resident, Noel Watkins. Husband and father of two, Mr. Watkins is currently undergoing medical treatment in the United States for a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The event, which included a formal dinner and auction, was hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Resort Grand Cayman and drew together a prestigious guestlist of generous donors who contributed more than $100,000 towards ongoing medical expenses.
More information about Noel’s cause can be found at:
On Saturday, a contingent from IRG attended the DMS corporate Cup at Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The annual event draws together teams of competitors from a variety of Cayman Islands corporations including CUC, ProYacht, Deloitte, KPMG and Corporate Electric to name a few. The teams battle it out over a series of events that test their athleticism and teamwork. More than 200 participants took part in challenges that included a 4x100m relay, rifle shooting, swimming, tug-of-war and a classic sack race. Each year, DMS Broadcasting nominate a beneficiary charity to receive donations from the event. This year’s charity was Jasmine, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to providing dignified medical, emotional and compassionate care, free-of-charge, to anyone in the Cayman Islands with life-limiting or end-of-life illnesses.
This is the fourth consecutive year that IRG has been a title sponsor of the event; each year agents from IRG’s residential and commercial property teams, along with members of the firm’s management team setup a “Hydration Station” to provide the teams with beverages such as mimosas throughout the course of the event.
While the IRG team celebrated Cayman’s corporate teams at the DMS Cup, Broker/Owner, Jeremy Hurst was chairing a virtual summit on behalf of Rotary International Zones 33 & 34. The Summit of Champions was originally due to take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the ‘City of Champions’ but due to travel restrictions surrounding the Global COVID-19 pandemic, the event had to be shifted to a virtual format. In his role as General Chair, Jeremy was among the chief organisers for the event, which drew together over 1,400 Rotary Leaders and Rotaractors from across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern USA and the Caribbean from Pennsylvania to the coast of South America.
These three events mark the latest in a line of community initiatives that IRG has supported throughout 2020.
Commenting on IRG’s commitment to community support, Jeremy Hurst stated, “As a firm, we live by a mantra that is pioneered by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World: ‘We’re Local, We’re Global’. We believe that we have an obligation to contribute to the communities that we support, whether they be here in the Cayman Islands or further afield. In a year that has presented a global crisis that has dramatically affected our way of life, it is more important than ever that we continue to offer our support wherever and however we can.”