Two-day MultiCare football, basketball starts tomorrow
THE MultiCare Foundation's annual girls football and mixed team basketball competitions for primary, junior high, and high schools take place tomorrow and Thursday at the Multicare Foundation's Breezy Castle Complex in downtown Kingston, starting at 10 a.m. each day.
MultiCare Foundation programmes director, Ann Astwood, told STAR Sports that as many as 500 students from 31 schools as far away as Bull Bay and Portmore have participated in the competition.
The MultiCare Foundation's sports programmes which are more than 18 years old, have helped to produce national and former national netballers and football players such as former Reggae Boyz captain Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardener, Christina Solmon, Sasha Dixon, and Shawn Forrester.
Organised in association
with the Sports Development Foundation, the competitions are a part of the MultiCare Foundation's sports programme, which seeks to inculcate in the youngsters, positive values, the lifelong adoption of a healthy lifestyle, and the building of confidence and self-esteem.
However, Astwood told STAR Sports that the foundation has struggled to find funding in recent times, so much so that they have not staged what used to be an annual track and field competition for the past three years.
The MultiCare Foundation currently receives a subvention from both the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund which it uses to help funds its programmes.