Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) has donated US $10K to the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. The presentation was made during the opening ceremony of the recently held Jamaica Invitational held at the National Stadium to Acting Principal and Coach, Maurice Wilson by CEO & Founder of TJB, Irwine Clare, Snr., and New York based businessman, Michael Duncan, an ardent sponsor and supporter of the organization.
For close to two decades TJB has supported G.C. Foster, donating (now) over US $100K to the institution.
“The organization believes that a strong foundation is essential to the development of sport in the country and that investing in training coaches to lead the country’s cadre of student athletes is one step in that direction,” said Clare.
Speaking to the donation, Principal Wilson said that the members of the G.C. Foster College Community were “extremely appreciative and grateful for the support given by TJB,” adding that the donation will be used to sponsor scholarships for elite athletes who are unable to afford a college education.
“The relationship goes back many years when the organization first sponsored the team’s accommodation at the Penn Relays. Rasheed Dwyer Jamaica’s 4th fastest athlete at 200m and 2014 200m Commonwealth Champion was one of the many athletes to benefit from TJB’s generosity. This donation will help to off-set costs of over 30 million dollars per year. The institution has many needs; the greatest of which at this time is a scholarship fund. We are also completing our High Performance Centre which still requires some equipment. The TJB organization has continued to touch the lives of many Jamaicans from all social classes,” said Wilson.
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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