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'Make The Team' to send two to World Cup

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Telecommunications com-pany Digicel yesterday held a colourful media launch for its 'Make the Team' promotion, which will give a lucky customer and a friend, or a loved one, the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The launch, which was held at the Alhambra Inn Hotel, included performances by former Rising Stars winner Cameal Davis, Konshens, L'Acadco Dancers, Red Bull Jugglers and a six-a-side match between a Jamaica select team and a South Africa select side.

Donovan White, head of marketing, Digicel, said they are looking forward to an exciting campaign because there are also going to be a lot of prizes and surprises.

"Digicel has been a proud sponsor of football in Jamaica and the Caribbean since our launch in 2001," said White.

"We recognise that football is near and dear to the hearts of Jamaicans and we are very happy to give our two million customers the opportunity to watch the games through live broadcast coverage, as well as to give one lucky customer a chance to go to the games and experience South Africa."

White noted that every day throughout the promotion, there will be 10 winners of a Digicel/FIFA bag containing a World Cup-branded football and T-Shirt.

He said one eligible customer will be selected each week to enter the grand draw. On Monday, May 31, all seven finalists will appear on CVM TV to draw for the trip to South Africa for Two.

Lucky customer

"Six customer will win a blackberry bold 9700 and $100,000 cash each, while the lucky customer and a friend will win the trip for two, which includes accommodation, airfare, airport transfers, meal and transportation to the stadium, a safari tour and US$300 each for shopping," White said.

The promotion will run from Wednesday, April 7 to May 25 and is open to both prepaid and post-paid customers.

Prepaid customers qualify for an entry by topping up with $200 or more daily, while post-paid will be automatically entered by every 20-minute accumulated talk time during the promotion.