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Calabar kicks off Champs 100 tour

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Victoria Mutual Building Society's Denise Williams presents a gift to a Calabar student during the Champs 100 tour.
These Calabar students shout their approval during one of the performances at the Gleaner Champs 100 School tour. - Photos by Ian Allen/Photographer
Racers Track Club sprint hurdler and former Calabar student Warren Weir has the attention of the students as he addresses them during the Gleaner Champs 100 tour.
Lime's Nathaniel Palmer makes a presentation to a Calabar student during the first leg of The Gleaner Champs 100 tour.
Angella Grandison-Reid (left), GraceKennedy's promotions and consumer services manager, hands a bag of goodies to a Calabar student during the Gleaner Champs 100 tour at Calabar on February 12. GraceKennedy is a major sponsor of the tour, which will visit several high schools across the island in celebration of the 100th staging of ISSA Boys and Girls' Championships.

The Gleaner Champs 100 tour, in celebration of next month's centenary staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships at the National Stadium, kicked off at Calabar High School on February 12 with much energy.

Powered by the full backing of corporate giants GraceKennedy, Victoria Mutual Building Society and Lime, The Gleaner team, with Racers Track Club young charges and former Calabar students Josef Robertson and Warren Weir in tow, charged the students to commit to hard work towards success and to embrace the values of fair play.

Entertainment package

Top local artistes Demarco, Bugle, Raine Seville, Cameal Davis and Nikeisha Barnes, along with Coppershot Disco and Supreme System, were among the afternoon's entertainment package, that struck a chord with the masses that packed the school's auditorium.

The tour continues each Friday before the four-day championships scheduled for March 24-27 at the National Stadium.

Defending girls' champions Holmwood Technical will host the only midweek leg of the tour next Wednesday, before St Jago (February 26), St Elizabeth Technical (March 5), Herbert Morrison (March 12) and Kingston College (March 19) come on-board during the lead-up.