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Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Simone Clarke-Cooper (stooping), assistant vice-president, group corporate communications, presents Supreme Ventures Limited’s (SVL) $500,000 donation to gold medal winning Paralympian Alphanso Cunningham. Looking on are members of the Jamaica Paralympic Association (from right) coach Neville Sinclair; Director Edmund Jones; Suzanne Harris Henry, secretary general; Christopher Samuda, president; and SVL’s Jhana Edwards.
Simone Clarke-Cooper (third right), assistant vice-president, group corporate communication, Supreme Ventures Limited, presents tickets to Sonia Atkinson-Meek (left), vice-principal, Tacky High School, much to the delight of the students. Fifteen hundred students from 10 schools got the opportunity to experience the JAAA-SVL National Trials recently.

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has donated $500,000 to Jamaica's Paralympic team, which leaves for the Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil, on August 30.

Alphanso Cunningham and teammates Shane Hudson and Dana-Gaye Weller will compete at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games from September 7-18.

In June, 10 high schools received 1,500 tickets to watch the JAAA-SVL National Trials at the National Stadium. SVL has been title sponsor of the annual event for 13 years, pumping some J$16 million into this year's staging. The company also sponsored the recently staged Junior Championships.

"This is perhaps the most important event on our sporting calendar, and we are proud to have our name associated with a meet of this magnitude and the extraordinary talent that will be on show at the stadium," said SVL President and CEO Brian George at the time.

Denbigh, Denham Town, Porus, Calabar, Tacky, Yallahs, Edwin Allen, DeCarteret, Holmwood and Kingston College received 50 tickets each for the bleachers' section of the stadium.