Regent Palms Turks & Caicos is welcoming Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross to the island January 17 for the groundbreaking celebration of upcoming sister resort, The Shore Club, as well as to speak to more than 300 local students about education.
The Jamaican-born Olympic track and field world champion will visit the exclusive Caribbean destination to speak at the ground-breaking before heading over to Regent Palms to deliver a keynote speech to the local 2014 graduating class.
Stan Hartling, CEO of The Hartling Group, decided to do something unique with The Shore Club's groundbreaking event, and involve the local community. With that, he is working with the Minister of Education and has invited over 300 students from all of the Turks and Caicos islands- as well as top government officials, to a speech and reception at The Regent Palms following the groundbreaking.
Richards-Ross will be an ambassador for education and talk to the children about setting goals, following their dreams and staying in school. Hartling found her to be a perfect fit for the event and the audience. Her achievements in athletics and academics, as well as her commitment to promoting literary and numeracy through her Fast Track program in Jamaica, is a great example of hard work and passion's role in achieving one's goals. Local businesses will be part of the event curated by Hartling, offering career advice and opportunities and showcasing their involvement in the tourism and hospitality industries on Turks & Caicos.
The Shore Club is the third resort to be developed by the Hartling Group, which currently owns Regent Palms and The Sands Resort. Upon completion, the $100 million Shore Club will feature 38 condos and six luxury villas on a nine-acre property spanning over 800 feet of beachfront on Long Bay.