New York, NY (Ms. Raine Inc.): The BETJ special Team Jamaica Bickle: On the Road to Beijing featuring non-profit sports support organization Team Jamaica Bickle’s ‘Team Jamaica on the Road to Beijing’ Reggae Charity Concert, will air on Saturday, August 9th at 1PM and 7PM EST on BET J.
Featuring live performances by VP Records recording artists Etana and Duane Stephenson, and interviews from Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Anthony Johnson, Reggae legend Cocoa Tea, and Team Jamaica Bickle president Irwine Clare, the special highlights TJB’s effort to raise awareness on Jamaica’s top track and field athletes and raise funds to support Team Jamaica on their mission to dominate the XXIX Olympics in Beijing, China this month.
Funds raised from the concert were also contributed to high school track and field athletes who competed at Penn Relays this past April.
The ‘Team Jamaica on the Road Beijing’ Reggae Charity Concert, presented by TJB in association with VP Records, was held on Sunday, April 20th at the Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College, and featured renowned Lover’s Rock crooner Richie Stephens, and new Roots sensation Jamelody, in addition to Etana, Duane Stephenson, and headliner Cocoa Tea. Popular Reggae artist Gyptian made a special stage appearance.
Team Jamaica Bickle donated $10,000 from the concerts proceeds to the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association, in the name of late Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Herb McKenley.
The BET J special Team Jamaica Bickle: On the Road to Beijing will air on Saturday, August 9th at 1PM and 7PM EST on BET J. For more information on the program, contact Irwine Clare at 718-523-2861 or via email at [email protected] Visit www.teamjamaicabickle.com for more information about Team Jamaica Bickle.