Bob Marley One Love award sweets ‘Sugar’ Minott family
The family of the late Lincoln 'Sugar' Minott was out in full swing at Ash Wednesday's Bob Marley One Love Football Extravaganza and his daughter, Passion, who received an award in his honour, expressed appreciation to Clive 'Busy' Campbell, organiser of the annual event which doubles as a charity.
"I really feel honoured right now, because daddy and 'Busy' go a far way. The first time he (Sugar) went to England it was with 'Busy'. So uncle 'Busy' this is a joy for us, for my mom and all my siblings. We really appreciate it and daddy would have appreciated it as well," she said.
"This (award) one is called the Bob Marley One Love award. So this one is different. This stands out. And it has the African colours on it, so it's going to add to the collection as it's very beautiful," she added.
Minott is one of this year's honourees, the others being Max Romeo and Winston Rodney of Burning Spear fame, who were absent. Romeo had to drop plans and tend to his mother who fell ill, while Rodney, who lives in the United States, had a previous commitment.
Tony Curtis, who lives in the same Linstead community as Max Romeo, collected on his behalf, while Michael 'Jah Mikes' Campbell, Haile Selassie High School's Manning Cup football coach, collected on Rodney's behalf.
Meanwhile, Masters and Celebrities, led by the likes of Hector Wright, Lincoln Taffe, Tashanna Vincent and Alicia James, defeated Referees 2-1. While Tuff Gong Invitational, with players like Robert 'Bunny' Scott, Byron Earle, Everton 'Diggas' White and Denton Shedden, defeated Entertainers with Ricardo Bibi Gardner, Aidonia and Nesbeth 3-1.
BASIC SCHOOLS TO BENEFIT
Proceed from this year's staging will go towards the Albert Street and Portmore Basic schools.
"We are going to ensure that we grill the place and add the computer so that nobody steals it," he said of the Franklyn Town-based Albert Town Basic.
"The Portmore Basic School will benefit also," he added.
Benjamin Simms, advertising executive, Digicel, said: "We have been sponsoring it for five years. People want to see something different and to see the actual entertainers who you listen to everyday playing football is great. All the proceeds from the event go to a charity and the fact that it is going to a charity, which is the basic schools, is something Digicel is very proud to be a part of."