Burger King serves up $400,000 for Junior squash
Restaurant Associates Limited, local operators of the Burger King franchise, handed over $400,000 in sponsorship yesterday to send the Jamaica Junior Squash team to the Caribbean Area Squash Association championship in Barbados.
The tournament starts tomorrow and ends on July 25. The 13-member team is set to depart today.
"Burger King has always supported the development of youth through sports. Over the years, we have supported squash and have been impressed with the team's success at the regional tournaments," Burger King brand manager Nicholas Mundle said during a send-off for the team yesterday at Liguanea Club in New Kingston.
Meanwhile, Chris Hind, Jamaica Squash Association president, thanked Burger King for continued support and also lauded the Sports Development Foundation (SDF).
"We appreciate what Burger King has been doing in helping the sport to move forward in Jamaica. We also get meaningful support from the SDF and the parents to be able to send off the team. The amount is approximately $800,000 for the team to participate," Hind told The Gleaner.
The members of the team are: Jake Mahfood (captain), Stephan Morrison, Luke Roberts, Tahjia Lumley, Jonathan Walker, Adam Ardito, Sebastian Levy, Karan Dhiman, Mary Mahfood, Alyssa Mullings, Mia Mahfood, Mia Lake and Leah Robotham. The coach is Fritzroy Smith.