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Celebs to display skills for charity

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ryon Jones, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Reggae icon Bob Marley passed away 29 years ago but his legacy has lived on in many ways, with one of the annual events held in his honour being the Bob Marley One Love charity football match.

Tomorrow's 28th staging of the event will take on a new di-mension, with the addition of the 'Celebrity Olympics' beginning at 2 p.m.

It will be held at the National Stadium and will see various local celebrities and personalities com-peting in friendly football matches and track events.

World and Olympics double sprint champion, Usain Bolt, will make the kick-off at the event with World and Olympics 400 metres silver medallist, Shericka Williams.

The first of two football matches to be played are the 'Referees versus Masters' match, which will see the likes of former Reggae Boy Wolde Harris, Ali McNab, Courtney Walsh and Alan 'Skill' Cole in action.

Feature match

The feature match of the day will be 'Celebrities versus Entertainers' game, which will attract several entertainers, including Assassin, Ding Dong, Elephant Man, Aidonia, Chris Martin and Cobra.

There will also be several races, including two 'Big Men' races, the second of which will feature Superintendent Cornwall 'Bigga' Ford and Sky Juice.

Media men will also square off in the 100m dash. This will see the likes of Oral Tracey, Jeremain Brown, Audley Boyd and Francois St Juste.

As is customary, proceeds from the event will go to various local charities, as well as relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. It will cost $1,000 to enter the grandstand and $300 for the bleachers. Children under 12 will be admitted free to the bleachers.