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Grace Foods donates cash, products to Racers, UWI

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Tania Christie (left), marketing manager, Grace Foods and Services, makes the symbolic presentation of $1.2 million to Glen Mills, head coach, Racers Track Club, at a Nutrition Boot Camp for athletes of both Racers Track Club and the University of the West Indies, recently. - Contributed

$1.2-million deal part of commitment to JAAA

KINGSTON:

Grace Foods and Services (GFS), the official nutrition sponsor of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), recently donated $1.2 million in cash and products to Racers Track Club.

The donation took place at a Nutrition Boot Camp for athletes of both Racers Track Club and the University of the West Indies, hosted by GFS and presented by noted nutrition expert, Dr Heather Little- White.

"Our commitment to the JAAA manifests in how well we influence our athletes to eat for optimum performance," said Tania Christie, marketing manager, GFS.

"By hosting the Nutrition Boot Camp and by supporting the clubs with money and Grace products, we are able to connect with the athletes on an individual basis," she added.

The funds for the GFS partnership with the JAAA will be garnered from the donation of 10 cents from the sale of seven of Grace's flagship products: Grace Vienna Sausages, Grace 5.5oz Mackerel, Grace Corned Beef, Grace Franks, Grace 16oz Tropical Rhythms, Grace Tomato Ketchup and Grace Cock Soup.

In accepting the donation, Glen Mills, Racers Track Club coach, said: "This support will definitely help us to do what we need to do this season. I see already that American athletes are sending signals, but now we are prepared to reply in a big way."