Rousseau Primary receives Miami Classics boost from FLOW
While Jamaica's senior athletes prepare for the world's greatest athletics event, the 2016 Rio Olympics, another set of athletes are now on their way to represent their school and Jamaica at yet another international event, the 2016 North West Miami Classics Track & Field meet.
Telecommunications firm FLOW has stepped in to assist 12 young athletes from the Rousseau Primary School in Kingston to the meet, which takes place on the weekend in Miami, Florida.
Providing support totalling US$5,000 (J$600,000), the company presented its contribution on Wednesday, following appeals from the school's administrators for assistance for the promising team of student athletes, most of whom will be travelling for the first time.
Kayon Wallace, FLOW's director of corporate communications and stake-holder management, said that the donation is in line with the company's ongoing commitment to support sports development at the junior level.
"We have been a proud supporter of youth athletics in Jamaica as we believe this is a key driver of their development. Competitions such as the Miami Classics provide another opportunity for our young athletes to shine, hone their talents and skills, while making Jamaica proud. Flow is delighted to support these youngsters," Wallace said.
Owen Speid, principal of the school, lauded FLOW for its generous financial donation which came "just in time". "As a publicly run institution, activities like this are funded through fundraisers as well as the generous donations from corporate entities like FLOW."
FLOW also provided the contingent with travelling gear and other items.