The fourth renewal of the University of the West Indies (UWI)/University of Technology (UTech) Sports Championships will take place on September 14 at UTech campus, St Andrew.
"The event is designed to create an avenue through which the rivalry between the two leading universities can foster the development of school spirit and camaraderie," Laurence Garriques, UTech's acting director of sports, told the gathering at the press launch Monday at UTech.
Students from both campuses will be competing for the championship trophy in seven events - T20 cricket, netball, rugby, volleyball (women's), women's football, men's football and basketball (men).
The championship is set to start at 9:30 a.m. with cricket and ends with men's football.
An opening ceremony, set for 9 a.m., will launch the proceedings.
UTech's registrar, Dr Elaine Wallace, welcomed the renewal of the competition.
"It is an important event on the calendar of intercollegiate sports in Jamaica. The championship is also an important partnership between the two universities, as well as between the surrounding communities, and provides a platform for the development of students into elite athletes, who have the potential to represent Jamaica on the world stage," she noted.
Rose Cameron, UWI's director of student services and development, said: "There is tremendous potential for growth as the championship develops, and I hope it will be extended to include other tertiary institutions in Jamaica and the region."
GraceKennedy Money Services is the title sponsor, while other sponsors include KLAS/ESPN radio, Wray & Nephew, Jamaica Beverages, Zip 103 FM, Yard Beat, Soccer Express, Wynlee Sports Wear, Laribo Marketing, SoftSheen-Carson, Jamaica National Building Society, Knutsford Court Hotel and Hi-Lyte.