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Hyundai at end of Rio rainbow

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM

"Yow, I would love to drive home one of these cars," Orane Beadle said as he entered the Hyundai showroom in Kingston on Saturday, August 20, for the Digicel Bring the Beat summer promotion finale. Little did he know that he would be receiving the keys to the brand-new Hyundai Tucson he had had his eyes on all night.

Also in for a surprise was Trudy Brown, winner of a brand-new Hyundai Creta.

Invited under the guise of attending an Olympic viewing party for the 4x400m relays, both Beadle and Brown cheered on Jamaica's athletes in Rio but soon found out that they were winners after the announcement was made.

Beadle, who is from Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, wasted no time in sharing the good news with his family, especially his mother, from whom he had been requesting a car for some time.

"Mommy, I won the car. You don't need to buy it for me again," said Beadle during a Skype call with his mother, who resides in the United States.

 

TEARS OF JOY

 

Brown, who is from Bamboo, St Ann, was just as happy as her tears of joy could not be contained. "I didn't know. The lady told me on the phone that I won a prize and that I must come to Kingston for a party and collect my prize. I didn't know my prize was a brand-new car. I am so thankful and overjoyed," Brown said.

"Over in Rio, our athletes closed off the Olympics with a great run in the mile relays, and here in Kingston, we capped off the Bring the Beat promotion with two extremely happy customers getting a new car. We are delighted to have contributed to these great moments as another fun-filled summer comes to a close," said David Butler, CEO of Digicel Jamaica.

The Digicel Bring the Beat promotion started in June. In addition to the grand prize of the Hyundai Creta and Tucson, customers also won weekly prizes of $10,000 cash, call credit, smartphones, and data plans.