Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) will hand over fifteen (15) more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS), to schools across the island of Jamaica in a Presentation and Training Ceremony that will take place on Friday, October 12, 2018, (9:00am-1:00PM) at the JAMPRO Auditorium, 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10. The schools will also receive First Aid Kits.
Schools set to receive units are: Edwin Allen High, McGrath High, Lacovia High, Oracabessa High, St Mary Technical High, Guy’s Hill High, Titchfield High, Horace Clarke High, Manning’s High, Kemps Hill High, Mile Gully High, Rhodes Hall High, Yallahs High, Cedric Titus High and Godfrey Stewart High.
The Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator, Hon. Ruel Reid; the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange and the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton are expected to be in attendance.
Training will be conducted by TJB’s long-standing resident trainers, Nurses, Sharon Thompson and Delores McGregor from the Diaspora Healthcare Sector.
Team Jamaica Bickle began its Defibrillator to Schools Program in 2014 after the passing of student-athlete Cavahn McKenzie of St. Jago High and has since then donated dozens of units and facilitated several others with approximately 45 schools benefiting. It is the organization’s goal to outfit each high school with an AED unit.
Diaspora entities; Homesmart Realty, Irie Jam360, Jamaica Breezes Restaurant, Sandz Restaurant & Bar, The Door Restaurant, Tower Isles Frozen Foods and local entity, The Airports Authority of Jamaica are among this year’s supporters and sponsors.
Please visit www.teamjamaicabickle.org or call 718.523.2861 for more information.
About Team Jamaica Bickle
Team Jamaica Bickle, Inc. (TJB) is a not-for-profit corporation based in New York State. The organization was formed in 1994 and was later designated a 501(c)(3) organization. TJB was founded by the current CEO Irwine G. Clare Snr. The affiliated TJB-Philadelphia Organizing Committee was simultaneously formed. TJB’s mission is embodied in the motto, ‘Our Athletes, Our Ambassadors’. Team Jamaica Bickle, Inc. has supported athletes and athletic programs for the past 24 years. Currently, TJB services extend to a delegation of athletes, coaches and volunteers from Jamaica, other Caribbean countries(which includes Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Guyana), as well as from the USA.
In 1999, Team Jamaica Bickle became the first Jamaican organization to be a participating sponsor at the Penn Relays. As a result, the Jamaican flag became the first foreign-nation’s flag to be flown at the Penn Relays, a distinction unmatched. Over the years, TJB has received several proclamations and awards from numerous local and national entities.
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