Mayberry invests in JCF champs
Mayberry Investments has contributed $2 million to help underwrite the staging of the 43rd annual Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) National Athletics Championships to be held today and next Saturday, May 28, at the Police Sports Complex, Lower Elletson Road.
Gary Peart, chief executive officer of Mayberry Investments, handed over a symbolic cheque to Senior Superintendent of Police Terrence Bent during the media launch at Sabina Park yesterday morning.
Peart said his company's decision to invest in the championships for the first time is a way of assisting members of the police force to develop their athletic talent.
"We are aware that the JCF members have a very stressful job on a day-to-day basis in maintaining law and order, so this is a way of showing appreciation," Peart said.
Bent, who is also chairman of the Police Sports Council, said that corporate Jamaica continued to assist in staging the championships.
"This year's meet will have a corporate look. It's our biggest event in terms of participation, and we are looking forward to friendly rivalry," Bent noted.
And Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams said the sports day is one way of relieving stress for the police officers.
"They have been stressed for 364 days during the year, so for them to get together and relieve stress, that is very good," Williams said.
Area 8 are the defending champions. The main sponsor of the event is the Jamaica Police Co-Operative Credit Union. Other sponsors include Lasco, Rum-Bar Rum, RJR Communication Group, Stewart's Auto, and Just Bet.