SPONSORSHIP: Terrence Richards (left) Senior Programmes Coordinator, Social Development Commission (SDC) accepts the symbolic cheque for $2 million, from Christopher Ramson (centre) Managing Director of Caribbean Foods Limited (CFL owner of brand Foska Oats), representing part of the $3.3 million sponsorship of the T-20 national Competition run by the SDC. At right is Dr. Dwayne Vernon Executive Director of the SDC.
CONTRACT: Christopher Ramson (left) Managing Director of Caribbean Foods Limited signs a $3.3 million contract to support the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) T-20 Cricket Competition that starts this month. Looking on is Dr. Dwayne Vernon, Executive Director of the SDC. The signing took place May 2, in Kingston.
Community cricket across the island has got a boost for the Social Development Commission (SDC) organised competition that starts later this month.
Caribbean Foods Limited through its brand, Foska Oats, is partnering with the SDC in this year’s staging of its T-20 National Community Cricket Championship.
The company is providing a total sponsorship of $3.345 million dollars, inclusive of $2 million in cash support towards this year’s T20 National Cricket Championship. A contract between Caribbean Foods Ltd and the SDC was signed Thursday, May 2.
Now in its thirteenth year, the National Community Cricket Championship is a social development initiative implemented by the SDC under the guidance of the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development. The program attracts, on average, 300 community teams each year, along with the support of local businesses and a few corporate entities.
“Having observed Foska’s commitment to community outreach programmes, and sports, in particular, we are delighted to have on board for this the 13th staging of this completion,” said Terrence Richards, Senior Programs Coordinator at the SDC.
Caribbean Foods Limited & Foska Oats say they to show their commitment to Jamaica’s development through various initiatives, focused on youth development, education and grass-roots sports activities.
.“This investment is only one of several that the company has introduced over the years to assist in the development of Jamaica and the education & development of the Jamaican people” said Christopher Ramson, managing director of CFL, “the company currently undertakes school feeding programmes, mentorship and outreach initiatives spearheaded by its Foska brand that sees schools across Jamaica supported with rolled oats which aid in their breakfast and nutritional program.”
The competition starts May 19.
by Franklin McKnight