In what is expected to be one of the most exciting international high school races of the season, three top high schools teams from Jamaica – Camperdown, Wolmers and Vere technical – will do battle for bragging rights against soon to be confirmed teams from Trinidad and Tobago and the USA in the boys 4×400 relays at the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, June 12th 2010 at Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island, New York.
Wolmer’s Boys High School capped a great performance with a thrilling victory in the 4X400 Championship of America on the final day at the recent Penn Relays in Philadelphia. The Heroes Circle-based school beat pre-race favorites Vere Technical in a keen battle that went down to the wire. Vere will be looking to avenge defeat in what should be another exciting event.
The adidas Grand Prix will also feature top high school girl’s team Holmwood Technical, who for the third time at the Penn Relay relay carnival, captured a triple, winning the 4×100, 4×400 and 4×800 meters. Holmwood will be looking to continue their winning ways when they do battle against St Jago and Manchester High School in the 4X400m relays high school girls at the adidas Grand Prix. The high school athletes will join world record holder Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, rising star Yohan Blake, Deloreen Ennis-London as well as other top Jamaican athletes at the meet.
Spectators attending this year’s adidas Grand Prix will feel at home with the addition of Caribbean concessionaire Barry’s Jerk Delight to the existing concession company at Icahn Stadium and the “Irie Vibez” VIP Lounge, Louie Grant, VP of Caribbean media partner Irie Jam Radio announced at a press reception in Manhattan recently. Barry’s Jerk Delight, which is located in the Bronx, will be on-site to serve its signature Jerk Chicken and seafood dishes.
“Barry’s Jerk is particularly pleased to offer a taste of Jamaica to those who will come to immerse themselves in a truly Caribbean experience at the adidas Grand Prix. We guarantee our loyal customers the same high level of quality and service that they have come to know and enjoy, and assure our new patrons that they will not be disappointed” a beaming Barry said.
Grant also welcomed the participation of Caribbean sponsors who have demonstrated their willingness to invest their brand and services, and to align themselves with the event and with “Brand Caribbean.”
“We thank our participating partners who have steadfastly supported us over the past 5 years. These include Western Union, who have stepped up their support this year. We enthusiastically welcome our new partners and trust that they too will find the collaborative experience meaningful and worthwhile. We look forward to their continued participation as we grow from strength to strength toward a future filled with the promise of greater things to come, as we are buoyed and rejuvenated by the outstanding performances of our athletes from the Caribbean, year after year” he said.
Reggae will again take center stage at the Grand Prix as Irie Jam Media personalities Dj Roy, Chris Dub Master, Spread Love Bobby and Cali B will provide musical juggling for patrons.