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VCB Foundation plans fun games for corporate teams

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 1:00 AM
Veronica Campbell-Brown

When the second staging of the Veronica Campbell Brown Foundation 5K Run/Walk happens on January 29 in Hayes, Clarendon, the post-race activities will include fun games for corporate teams.

This year's staging intends to build on the 2016 inaugural event, which featured a strong turnout from the Vere Technical family with their athletes dominating the road race.

"This year we are adding some exciting post-race elements that corporate teams will be excited about, such as a tug-a-war and a water war, so we are appealing to corporate teams to come out on the day to do some good while having a whole lot of fun," said Allan Beckford the race director.

Scheduled for a 7:30 a.m. start, the event will culminate at the eight-time Olympic medallist's alma mater, Vere Technical High, with all the proceeds going to support the work of the VCB Foundation which provides financial support for girls at the secondary level, ensuring that they complete high school.

"Preparations have been going well and we believe this is going to be a wonderful event building from what was done last year. I believe the team has been working hard to ensure that people have a good time. It's the best combination of having fun while doing some good for those in need," said Campbell-Brown.

The Olympian has always displayed an immense support to empower young girls. For the last six years her foundation has been supporting girls at Irwin High, Troy High, Vere Technical High and St Andrew Technical High through mentorship and motivational activities and scholarship awards.

"We at the VCB Foundation are passionate about the cause of helping young girls achieve their utmost and we are appealing to our fellow Jamaicans to come out and support us so we can keep doing what we've been doing for the past five years and do even more," explained the double Olympic 200m champion who gives a portion of her fees from one of her competitive races every year to finance the work of the foundation.

To sign up online for the VCB Foundation 5K Walk/Run, participants can visit www.vcbfoundation.com or www.ondirun.com.jm