Stars to line up for Bring Back The Love
Organiser Clive 'Busy' Campbell is imploring football fans and hardworking Jamaicans to relax and enjoy this year's Bring Back the Love after-Labour Day match, set for the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex tomorrow.
The annual event, which began at the National Stadium with former West Indies batting great Brian Lara, will celebrate 21 years.
Campbell said the match will have what he describes as a star-studded lineup of past national players, entertainers and friends of football.
"Even players are donating to the worthy cause this year, so we want the public to come out and bring back the love after they have finished labouring for their communities."
He recalled that the event began when former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson "asked us to play at the National Stadium for the people".
While Campbell's event began free of cost, its first beneficiary was the Trinitarian Basic School in Olympic Gardens.
This year, the proceeds will assist Desmond 'Gorilla' Davey and select basic schools, while head of the Peace Management Initiative Horace Levy will be honoured on the day.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. and the cost is $400 for adults, while children under 12 will enter free.
"We want to finish before night, as light will not be afforded, so we ask the public to come out early and enjoy the best entertainment."
Those entertainers confirmed are; I-Octane, Agent Sasco and Chris Martin. Former Reggae Boyz Ian 'Pepe' Goodison, Walter 'Blacka' Boyd, Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardener, and Gregory Messam will also feature.
Barbican FC captain Alicia James is also expected to turn out.
Others confirmed are Denton Sheddon, Kevin 'Pele' Wilson, Cornel Chin-Sue, Moya Pettigrew, Stephen Miller, Ian McNaughton, Kasai Hinds, David Shirley, Robert 'Bunny' Scott, Marvin Chin and Ian Wilkinson.
The teams will be managed by Andrew Price and Frederick Hemmings, while former FIFA referee Peter Prendergast will be the man in the middle.