WE SAY OUR GOODBYES TO A GREAT FRIEND AND ADVOCATE OF PAN AMERICAN SPORTS
The recognized sports director and ex-President of the Bahamas Olympic Committee and Earl of Winton, Arlington Griffith Butler, passed away yesterday after a long and slow illness. Panam Sports is saddened by this sensible loss and expresses its solidarity to his family, friends and the sport family of the Bahamas.
Arlington Griffith Butler will forever remain in our memories as a great friend and a passionate director who went above and beyond for sports in the Bahamas and the rest of the region.
Yesterday, after battling a long illness, he passed away at 79 years of age at the hospital he was being treated, bringing much sadness to the Bahamas and the entire world of sports.
Aside from being an outstanding professor in his native country, Griffith was also a political activist, achieving the Minister of State role on two different occasions.
His passion for sport propelled him to become the President of the Bahamas National Committee for over 40 years, receiving countless awards for his projects which helped immensely the world of sports and athletes in his country.
During these difficult times for his family and friends, the President of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic and the Secretary General, Ivar Sisniega, would like to express their most sincere condolences and thank Mr. Arlington Griffith Butler for everything he did for sports in the Bahamas and in the continent.
SIR AIRLINGTON GRIFFITH BUTLER
Rest in Peace