|JA Alumni Soccer tournament|
|Friday, 02 September 2011 13:38|
Twenty of Jamaica's popular high school alumni will bring their talent to the third annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball tournament this Labor Day weekend Sunday September 4 and Monday, September 5, 2011 at the Fort Lauderdale Stadium. They will be vying for the National Weekly Cup and bragging rights.
The participating Netball teams are Mt Alvernia High ,St Hughs High, Dunoon Technical, Vere Technical High and Meadowbrook High.
The participating Soccer teams are Camperdown High, Cornwall College, Excelsior High, Garvey Maceo, Glenmuir High, Herbert Morrison, Kingston College, Mannings, Meadowbrook High, Ocho Rios High, Ruseas High, St Mary High, St. Elizabeth Technical High School, Tivoli Gardens, Trench Town and Wolmers Boys' School.
This charity tournament is the latest shared initiative between both organizations, the Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) and Youth Crime Watch Jamaica (YCWJ) and will bring two days of exciting soccer and netball matches to South Florida. It will also raise money to assist the Youth Crime Watch Jamaica (YCWJ) organization
Local professional soccer team Fort Lauderdale Strikers endorses this event and have offered the use of their home stadium in support. This endorsement as allowed the organizers to have the use of Fort Lauderdale Stadium, offering professional-grade turf for participants and a capacity of 8,430 for attendees.
The event will include a 5 p.m. pre-launch game on Saturday, September 3, between the select alumni All-Manning and All-Dacosta Cup teams at Lockhart Stadium, prior to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers' home game match-up against Montreal Impact from Canada. Popular Jamaica radio station, IRIE FM, will also provide extensive reporting of the tournament, bringing interviews and live coverage to listeners in Jamaica and around the world.
To add more excitement to this already awesome event, international Reggae artiste Peter Morgan, from Morgan Heritage, will deliver a stellar performance during the tournament on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
The JHSASN and YCWJ have previously collaborated for the critically praised "Sports For Life" program, which launched in January 2011. The program uses sports to promote healthy and productive behavior among at-risk youth. JHSASN donated needed sport equipment, and Director of Operations, Warren Bloise led the workshop in Jamaica with Youth Crime Watch Board of Director chair, Dr. Deonne Edwards-Kerr.
Committed to "fostering education through sports," tournament organizer, Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) is proud to announce that funds garnered from this event will assist in financial sponsorship of this important youth mentorship program.
|Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2011 13:49|