JAMPACT GENERAL BODY MEETING
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Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Location: Ruder Finn, 301 East 57th Street (Corner of 57th & 2nd Ave.)
Train Directions: 4, 5, N or R to 59th St
Time: 7:00 pm (6:30pm to 7:00 pm – Networking)
Contact Us: 212-459-4390 or [email protected]
ROOTS, ROCKIN’, ROYAL AFFAIR: A FASHION RUNWAY & PARTY
A TRIBUTE TO THE CHILDREN OF JAMAICA
Saturday, September 20th at Marcus Hall in Queens, NY
Featuring spokes-model, Tina Ingram and a bevy of talented designers
This benefit fashion show aims to raise much needed funds for JAMPACT’s adopted basic schools, Tuition Assistance Program, and other charitable activities.
For ticket information, contact Akelia A. Lawrence at 347-551-9683/212-259-4390 or email:[email protected]
JAMAPACT Leadership, members and friends along with fellow enthusiastic Jamaican fans dressed in traditional colors of black, green and gold came out in droves to support of our athletes who did us proud at Reebok Grand Prix on Saturday, May 31st. Jamaicans were thrilled with first place performances from Veronica Campbell-Brown (Visa women’s 100m10.91, the fastest time of 2008) and Calabar clinching double wins in boy’s relay (4x100m and 4x200m). However, it was Usain Bolt’s, world record performance that capped off the evening’s events, leaving spectators on a natural high! One JAMPACT member recalled the historic moment: Lightening struck during that storm – and then a Lightening Bolt took his place on the starting blocks and thundered down the track.
JAMPACT ROLLS OUT 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
You are invited to a special kick-off meeting for the planning of JAMPACT’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations.
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
DATE: Monday, June 9, 2008
WHERE: Ruder Finn (Ruder Finn, 301 East 57th Street (Corner of 57th & 2nd Ave.)
This will provide an opportunity for you to add your professional expertise or hone your leadership, event planning, fundraising and public relations skills.
Please let us know of your interest in working on this Committee and RSVP your attendance to [email protected]
JUNE IS CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
June 2008 marks the third anniversary of June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Caribbean-Americans and work to raise awareness of the issues that are of relevance to our community and the steps that we can take to address those issues. Let us continue to use our potential to build a better America and a more prosperous Caribbean American community.
Celebrate June, Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage!
For more information please visit www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org
THE 2008 ISLAND GAMES IS HERE!
This Sunday @the Mitchell Athletic Complex located in Uniondale, Long Island
Tickets are available in the Bronx @ Royal Tropical bakery on Baychester Avenue also Royal Caribbean Bakeries in the Bronx (Dyre Ave) and Mt Vernon (Fulton Ave)
VIP TICKETS ARE AVAILABE AT Bestseller bookstore on Main Street in Hempstead, Long Island 516-564-5103
Come support the athletes from all over the Caribbean competing for Champs USA.
CARIBBEAN CULTURAL THEATRE SERIEES
June 13 @ 4pm: Sidewalk Symposium on HIV/AIDS
June 19 – 21 One of Our Sons is Missing
Kumble Theater – LIU Brooklyn
Wednesday, June 25 @ 7pm Poets & Passion: Book Launch
Brooklyn Public Library – Grand Army Plaza
For more information, please call 718-783-8345
THANKS FOR A SPECTACULAR REEBOK GRAND PRIX 2008
New York: On behalf of Reebok, Global Athletics & Marketing, & Irie Jam Media, as well as our associate sponsors Nutrilite, Visa, Digicel, Western Union, Air Jamaica, METRO, NY Running Company, Randall’s Island Sports Foundation, Kennedy Physical Therapists, IMAGES LLC and the entire management & staff of Reebok Grand Prix ’08, I am pleased to extend congratulations to Usain ‘Lighting’ Bolt who decimated the World Record before a capacity crowd in the Digicel sponsored 100m at the Reebok Grand Prix, Icahn Stadium, Randall Island, NY on Saturday, May 31, 2008. Bolt’s world record run of 9.72 seconds was spectacular and has deservingly earned him the title ‘world’s fastest man.”
We would like to also congratulate Mrs. Veronica Campbell-Brown – for her victory in the Visa women’s 100m, in a world leading 10.92 seconds – and all the other athletes who made us extremely proud at the event, including our high schoolers, viz. Calabar, St Jago and Herbert Morrison. As they prepare for World Juniors and the Beijing summer Olympics, we wish them all the best.
To our special guests headed by Youth, Sports & Culture, Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and Consul General of Jamaica, Geneive Brown Metzger; Joan Myers, Richie Stevens, Ali McNabb, Ed Barnes, Hubert Lawrence and Ian Andrews, thanks for your support.
We would also like to acknowledge the very kind assistance of Irwin Claire & Team Jamaica Bickle, D “Billy” Evans, Barry’s Jerk Delight, JAMPACT, UJAA, Advanced Audio, Kingston Band and the help of all the media entities, we must say a heartfelt thank you. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and ensured that the event was an overwhelming success.
Most of all, thanks to the sport fans for transforming the Icahn Stadium into a “home away from home” for our athletes on the road to Beijing.
So as we kick start our summer promotions for 2008, we look forward to your continued support at the Caribbean International Food Festival – (Yam Jam) on Sunday, July 27, 2008 and our marquee event, Irie Jamboree 2k8 – North America’s premier reggae festival that takes place on Labor Day Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York.