14-year old middle-distance sprinter Juan Pablo Valerio was on the verge of heading to his first CARIFTA Championships in the Under-17 boys 1500 meters until an unexpected health scare put him on the sidelines and into the hospital. Valerio won’t compete for the next few months, but he says the minor setback will not get in the way of reaching his goal: representing Cayman at next year’s CARIFTA Championships, in Cayman. Hear his courageous story as we honor Juan Pablo as the Cayman National Bank Athlete for Monday 26th March.
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From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. It was in this role where he was able to merge his best attributes: sports knowledge and personality. While with the Ticats, Jordan provided live analysis and interviews while developing a digital portfolio of one-on-one interviews, episodic sports comedy and full length sports & news features. He has also worked with CBC Sports for Hockey Night in Canada, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Special Olympics as well as roles with Cineflix and Cream Productions as an Assistant Director.