'Bigga' donates winnings to community

March 18, 2017
Tivoli Gardens' Elton Thompson (right) takes evasive action while Arnett Garden's player Oneil Thompson attempts to make a tackle in their Red Stripe Premiere League encounter at the Edward Seaga playing field on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

After winning a $50, 000 donation for the Richard Bennett Foundation, through his participation in the Heineken power scrimmage match at the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday, Arnett Gardens captain, Oneil 'Bigga' Thompson, decided that he wants the benefits closer to home and has requested that the funds be transferred to the charity of his choice.

The Heineken power scrimmage match is a part of the build up to the arrival of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) trophy to the island from March 20 to 23.

"This definitely makes me feel better, to know I can help an in-need institution in my community. But it is always a good helping somebody and you are helping kids that need it," he said.

Other not-for-profit organisations that benefited are Catherine Hall Primary, Multicare Foundation, Saints Basic School and St. Marks Methodist Basic School.

Six university teams battled for the chance to face the star-studded Heineken all stars team, which comprised local greats such as Ian 'Pepe' Goodison, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, Thompson, Rafe Wolfe and Clyde Jureidini.

After some intense and exciting contests the Taylor Hall team from Roosters Block defeated Hardball 1-0 to emerge the top university side and earned the right to play the all-stars.

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