New York, NY/Kingston JA, March 6, 2007: Team Jamaica Bickle and Penn Relays are jointly honoring Victoria Mutual Building Society for their commitment to athletic excellence for Jamaican high school athletes on Saturday, April 28th at the 113th Annual Penn Relays, hosted by Penn Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania.
VMBS, a household name in mortgages in Jamaica, the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. continues to be a proud sponsor of Team Jamaica Bickle, who for the past 12 years has insured that Caribbean athletes are provided with the necessary food, shelter, security, transportation and amenities to maximize their athletic performance and safety during the Penn Relays competition.
“VMBS is not only a sponsor, but a valued partner to Team Jamaica Bickle, and Jamaica’s high school athletes, who are in fact our brightest ambassadors,” states TJB founder Irwine Clare.
Noting that VMBS was also a premiere sponsor of Boys and Girls Champs in Jamaica, he further notes that, “their commitment to supporting high school championships in Jamaica has had an impact not only on Jamaican high school sports, but on the reputation of excellence for Jamaican athletes.”
Penn Relays in Philadelphia is the biggest track & field competition for Caribbean high school athletes, and the most anticipated track and field event for amateur athletes in U.S. Annually, the event attracts over 300 Jamaican and Caribbean high school competitors. In addition, Penn Relays is one of the largest attractions for Caribbean sporting fans, attracting tens of thousands of Jamaican and Caribbean patrons from as far away as Boston and Florida to U Penn’s Franklin Field. The annual affair is often dubbed ‘Jamaica vs the World,’ as Jamaican runners often stand out for their record-setting performances.
“Penn Relays is proud to present Victoria Mutual with this distinguished honor,” states Penn Relays President Dave Johnson. “Team Jamaica is one of our significant and favorite partners. Victoria Mutual has been a big part of Team Jamaica, and Penn Relays is proud of their commitment and dedication for making Penn Relays such a signature event to the Jamaican community.”
The 113th Annual Penn Relays will commence from Thursday, April 26th through Saturday, April 28th. Penn Relays has now designated a special Team Jamaica Bickle Block at Franklin Field on Saturday the 28th. To purchase tickets, contact 1-888-PENN-TIX and specify the Team Jamaica Bickle Block. For more information about Team Jamaica Bickle, contact Raine Martin at 347-312-4120