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Sunshine Girls shooting for gold with Ramson's million-dollar sponsorship

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Members of the Sunshine Girls pose with Ramson’s brand ambassadors (Andeanna Bacchas (left) and Danielle Francis at the end of the Sunshine series held in January at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

Chas E. Ramson Ltd, through its flagship Ramson's brand, has committed to being the official food sponsor of the Sunshine Girls, pledging food supplies to the tune of $1,000,000.

As the Jamaica team is currently preparing for the Netball World Cup, they will be able to enjoy tasty and nutritious meals from the high-quality brands distributed by Chas E. Ramson.

"We are very pleased with the outpouring of support from corporate Jamaica and in particular the food supplies provided by Chas E. Ramson," said Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica. "This sponsorship will greatly assist in the Girls' physical preparation for the games."

Christopher Ramson, assistant general manager, Chas E. Ramson Ltd, outlined the reason for their support.

He said: "We view this as an extension of our corporate social responsibility. Further, our company places a high premium on the positive values of tenacity, good sportsmanship, and team spirit embodied by the Sunshine Girls. This represents a good fit with Ramson's values. Additionally, it gives us great pleasure to sponsor a team that has such great Jamaican grassroots support. We wish the Sunshine Girls great success in the upcoming Netball World Cup."

 

gap closing

 

The Sunshine Girls finished fourth in the last Netball World Cup, which was held in Singapore in 2011. This year's tournament will be held in Sydney, Australia, in August.

The latest International Netball Federation World Rankings published on April 3 show no change in the relative positions of the top 10 netball nations. However, fourth-ranked Jamaica closed the gap to only 12 points behind number three-ranked England.