THE CB Group and Scotiabank have given their support to The University of the West Indies through sponsorship of the inaugural CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk event aimed at generating well-needed funds to provide scholarships as well as to boost sports development at the university's sporting complex.
The 'Walk good, run great for education and sports development' event, which is the outcome and largest legacy of the Grand Jamaica Homecoming 2012, is scheduled for Sunday, November 18. A main feature of the event is the honouring of Glen Mills, one of most successful coaches in track and field worldwide. The CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk begins at the UWI Mona Bowl at 7:00 a.m., and will take participants along the outer periphery of the campus, through the hospital then back to the Mona Bowl.
The CB Group as title sponsor for three years has contributed $3 million per year and Scotiabank as platinum sponsor has presented $1 million. "We are thrilled to be a part of this project as it provides us with an opportunity to create stronger linkages with the university and its student base," said Matthew Lyn, director of the CB Group. "We see this partnership as a way to nurture raw talent and develop world-class athletes," he explained.
According to co-patron of the event, and UWI Mona principal, Professor Gordon Shirley, "The event is a true testament to the commitment that the UWI alumni, corporate Jamaica and other individuals have for students who will take their place in years to come, as the leaders of the Caribbean."