The annual Bob Marley One Love Charity Football Festival is all set for today at Constant Spring Complex in upper St Andrew. The first match in the one-day festival is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m.
Entertainers, Masters and Celebrities, Media and Sponsors, as well as Promoters and Christian Ambassadors, will play a round-robin format, with each game of a 30-minute duration. At the completion of the games, scheduled to end at 6 p.m., the team with most points will be awarded the winning trophy.
$500 entry fee
"A cover charge of $500 per petrson will be collected, while children under 12 will be allowed in the venue free. However the players are also expected to pay a cover cost as part of their contribution," Clive 'Busy' Campbell, chief organiser of the festival that started in 1982, said at the launch a week ago.
Campbell disclosed that there will be a period that serves the memory of entertainer Captain Barkey, who was murdered late last year in the United States.
Among the players expected are former national representatives Walter 'Blacka' Boyd, Hector Wright, as well as Ian 'Beenie' Burnett, Dean Shepherd, Peter Moses, Audley Boyd, plus entertainers such as Wickerman, Cobra, Mr Lex, Tony Curtis, Lukie D, Nesbeth, among others.
The main aim of this year's festival to raise funds to complete the Malvern Basic School in St Elizabeth.
The festival is in honour of the the legendary reggae music king, Robert 'Bob' Nesta Marley, who died of cancer. Since then, the event has been used to assist many organisations, especially basic schools.