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TJB hosts NY breakfast for 'Penns' teams

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Irwin Clare ... Team Jamaica Bickle founder.

NEW YORK:

In its continuing quest to raise funds, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) will hold its second annual breakfast today at the St Luke's Episcopal Church Hall, 777, 222nd Street in Bronx, New York.

The breakfast is another fundraising-community awareness event on TJB's annual calendar to underwrite its huge hospitality undertaking at the annual Penn Relays, where it provides transportation, accommodation, coordination and assistance, meals, and other services to some 650 athletes and coaches.

The first breakfast was held to a wide community acclaim in 2014, which led to it becoming an annual event. It presents some of the finest fare originating from 'home country' Jamaica and promises to be a delight to the palate. Ackee and saltfish, Jamaica's national dish, will be the highlight, but the rest of the menu is not to be slighted. Liver and banana, callaloo, fried dumpling, porridge, plus a whole lot more should satisfy the gastronomic island cravings.

sure winner

Food, paired with entertainment, is a sure winner, and to accomplish that feat, TJB has called on ardent supporter and friend, the extraordinary one man-ensemble, Teddy Crawford.

A vocalist and guitarist, Crawford's repertoire is a perfect fit, as he delivers a rich, potpourri of folk songs and guitar solos, the kind of cultural engagement that the audience will love.

Twenty-one years in, TJB continues to grow and diversify its offering. The organisation recently held its first event - a brunch in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) area - amidst plans to establish a chapter in that region.

Team Jamaica Bickle can be contacted at 718-523-2861 or email teamjamaicabickle@gmail.com. Information may also be found at www.teamjamaicabickle.org; facebook.com/teamjamaicabickle or on twitter, @teamjambickle.