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LIME answers 'Penns' call

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Telecommunications company LIME has contributed $800,000 to assist 16 teams travelling to next week's Penn Relays in Pennsylvania.

The teams were presented with cheques valued at $50,000 each by LIME's managing director for Jamaica and the Cayman Island, Geoff Houston, at the Hilton Hotel in New Kingston yesterday.

In addition, LIME also provided 'Jus Talk' calling cards valued at $1,000 to each team.

Houston said his company was committed to helping with the development of sports in Jamaica.

"The sponsorship of youth athletics is a natural focus for us at LIME because not only do we want to help to develop the next generation of sportsmen and women but also because our company has always supported sports as a means of helping young people to their full potential," said Houston.

Bruce James, president of the MVP, who gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the schools, hailed the sponsors for their continued support of Jamaica's junior athletes.

Calabar, Camperdown, Edwin Allen, Holmwood Technical, Kingston College, Manchester, Munro, St Andrew High, St George's College, St Jago, Campion College, William Knibb, The Queen's, Vere Technical, Wolmer's Boys are the high schools which have benefited from LIME's contribution. The University of Technology also received support at yesterday's function.