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CVSS Summer Games to take place in Kingston this weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUMMER GAMES TO FEATURE INVITATIONAL 100m RUN

Having fun at the CVSS Summer Games 2012 Copyrighted Image of CVSS Jamaica
Having fun at the CVSS Summer Games 2012
Copyrighted Image of CVSS Jamaica

Kingston, (July 11, 2013) — The 2013 CVSS Summer Games schedule has been publicly released and it includes a 100 meter run at 11:00am, open to all guests, sponsors, athletes and exhibitors.

The Games take place on Saturday, July 13, at Mona Bowl, UWI campus.

The opening ceremonies, which will be hosted by Minister with Responsibility for Sport, Natalie Neita-Headley, will take place at 10:00 am, and will be followed by the cheerleading competition.

According to CVSS CEO, Mrs Winsome Wilkins, the CVSS Summer Games are designed to give young people from at-risk communities an opportunity to compete in a spirit of fellowship with other athletes from across the island, to enjoy organized summer activities free of charge, and to build confidence and self-assurance through a programme of training leading up to the Games.

The Honourable Natalie Neita-Headley, who will officially open the Games, noted that “the government appreciates the real and potential impact of these CVSS Summer Games as they offer opportunities to both able-bodied and intellectually and physically challenged young athletes.”

The closing ceremonies will feature final team awards presented by Canadian High Commissioner, His Excellency, Robert Ready. The CVSS will unveil the new slogan for the 2014 Games, and the winners of the first-ever slogan naming contest will be awarded Sony Nucleo Tablets, courtesy of the LIME Foundation.

More than 20 sponsors threw their support behind the Games, with the Usain Bolt Foundation becoming the latest sponsor. Mrs Wilkins said that the outpouring of support for the Games – including in-kind and cash donations -is a testament to a renewed spirit of partnership and philanthropy she is seeing across the island. “The spirit of volunteerism, of giving, and giving back, is alive and well in Jamaica.”

Having fun at the CVSS Summer Games 2012 Copyrighted Image of the CVSS Jamaica
Having fun at the CVSS Summer Games 2012
Copyrighted Image of the CVSS Jamaica

Five exhibitors will also attend the Games providing information services to the attendees. The Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project (funded by GoJ/EU/UNEP) is a major sponsor as well as an exhibitor, bringing awareness and information to young people about the impacts of climate change and how to make a difference.

The CVSS, which is one of Jamaica’s oldest non-profit umbrella organisations, has been running the Games for several years, through their Youth Sector agencies. The Games are open to member agencies and other non-profits who provide much-needed social services to youth across the island.

For more information contact:

Mrs. Sharon Edwards
922-9424-7/534-2234 mobile
Cvsssummergames2013@gmail.com

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National Pride as Reggae Boyz finally beat USA

Hanging out with the Reggae Boyz before the big game against USA!

On Friday September 7th 2012, a milestone in the history of the Jamaican people was achieved.

After 21 outings, including 2 Olympic qualifiers (11 wins for the USA and 9 draws), Jamaica finally conquered their football nemesis and achieved a 2-1 victory over the USA! With a 27,000 strong crowd backing them in the National Stadium, the Reggae Boyz gave Jamaica a splendid gift on the anniversary of it’s 50th year of Independence. In typical Jamaican style, the game kicked off with a prayer. Spirits dampened quickly as the US scored within the first 45 seconds of the game. Thankfully it was their only goal for the night.

This game was an excellent reminder of the place of sport in nation building and national pride. For me, the most exciting part of it all was meeting the Reggae Boyz before the match. We gave them hugs and sent them off to win. So since it’s now established that I am partly the lucky charm, I’m off to find Trinbago’s “Soca Warriors” footballers. Just before I do – Congratulations Reggae Boyz!