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Petrojam fuels JIIM

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Floyd Grindley (left), general manager, Petrojam Ltd, handing over a sponsorship cheque to Donald Quarrie (right), meet director Jamaica International Invitational Meet, on Wednesday at Petrojam’s head office. Looking on are Ludlow Watts (second left), vice chairman, organising committee; Latoya Pennant (centre), public relations officer, Petrojam and Dr Warren Blake (second right,) chairman of the organising committee.


Jamaica's sole oil refinery, Petrojam Limited, continued its support of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) with a $5 million donation on Wednesday.

"Petrojam's sponsorship of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet spans five years, and we have been quite pleased with the results of this partnership, which has provided a platform for showcasing many local and international talents," stated Latoya Pennant, public relations officer, Petrojam Ltd.

"We want to enhance youth and sport development. We want to create a positive experience for athletes, giving them the confidence to take part at a high level and go on to become our next generation of volunteers, coaches, and organisers of sporting events such as these," added Pennant.

The line-up for this year's meet includes double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, world- rated sprinter Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria, 400m hurdles specialists, Olympic champion Kerron Clement of the United States, and Jamaica's Jaheel Hyde. Clement is also a two-time World champion in the event.