Digicel, Jamaica’s fastest growing mobile operator has donated JA$100,000 cash to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for their Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds for Jamaica’s Special Olympians. The cheque handover took place yesterday during a press conference held at the Police Officer’s Club in Kingston.
The JCF Annual Torch Run is a series of relays by the country’s enforcement officers which will commence in Kingston at the Half Way Tree Square on May 14 and will pass through all 14 parishes across the island before ending at the Elletson Road Sports Complex in Kingston on May 30. The aim of this year’s Run is to raise JA$2 million dollars for the Special Olympians.
“Last year’s Run was a great success”, commented Assistant Commissioner of Police John McLean. “But we cannot ignore the fact that there is much more that needs to be done for our Special Olympians. Their drive and passion should be used as an example by all Jamaicans and we truly want to thank corporate citizens like Digicel for their support”.
“The Jamaica Special Olympics remains dear to Digicel. We have been a direct sponsor so it is only natural that we continue to support them through all possible mediums”, commented Wayne Miller, Digicel Head of Marketing.
The 18-member Special Olympics team participated in the recent Winter Special Olympics in Boise, Idaho, USA, where they copped a total of five medals; two gold, one silver and two bronze. “The Jamaica Special Olympics Delegation is extremely grateful for the support that we have been receiving from Jamaica’s law enforcement, Digicel and other corporate entities. We urge other corporate citizens to please come on board to support our Special Olympians”, concluded Lorna Bell, Executive Director for the Jamaica Special Olympic Delegation.Number of View :6916
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