Spanish Town, Wednesday, August 20, 2008 – Food for the Poor, Jamaica’s number one charity organisation, has donated a total of 1120 footballs, 224 bags of rice and 112 bags of kidney peas to both the Manning Cup and DaCosta Cup 2008 Football programmes.
“As a charity organisation, we are always looking for opportunities to serve our educational institutions – from kindergarten to tertiary level – in whatever way we can. However, I am sure these gifts will go a far way towards the continuation and further development of the excellent football programmes we have come to expect from our schools boys,” said Bradley Finzi-Smith, CEO, Public Affairs, Food For The Poor.
The DaCosta Cup programme, which is divided into 13 zones, will have some 86 rural area schools participating in this year’s programme. On the other hand, the Manning Cup aggregation has a total 36 schools in its programme playing in some six zones.
Mr. Finzi-Smith noted that the donation was indeed very timely because of the financial crunch some of our schools will be going through come September. “We however hope that with our assistance, we would have played a tremendous role in bolstering the school effort in continuing to maintain the excellent reputation Jamaica has earned in the sporting arena worldwide, in addition to off-setting some of the shortfalls that they will suffer in their auxiliary fees.”
For further information, contact:
Delroy A. Whyte-Hall
Public Relations Manager
Office: 984-5005 Ext. 287
Straight Line: 907-3664
E-mail: [email protected]