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Corporate Hands: Balls for the needy

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Two special needs student athletes pose (front row from left) Dr Rebecca Tortello, education specialist, Mark Connolly, UNICEF representative; Dr Carlton Davis (second right), chairman of Special Olympics; (back row from right) David Mair, executive director and Nakhle Hado, distribution services and fisheries director, Food For the Poor Jamaica. This announcement was made on Friday, October 2, at the Special Olympics Court at the National Stadium during a press briefing. These balls were donated by the ‘One World Play Project’.

Food For The Poor, along with the United Nations Children Fund, recently announced its intent to distribute 5,000 balls to needy Jamaicans, including special-needs athletes who perform during the Special Needs Olympics.

The balls will be distributed among several youth agencies which assist children with special needs, youth in prison, children in state care, violence-prevention programmes and poverty-stricken children.