WASHINGTON DC, Jamaica (JIS) -- State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Arnaldo Brown, has lauded the Jamaica Awareness Association of California (JAAC), for its significant contribution to the health and education sectors in Jamaica.
In a message delivered at the recently held JACC 27th annua ...more »
JAMAICA College (JC), the defending champions for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships now on at the National Stadium, received a major boost on Monday when Diedre Ewart, the widow of one of the school's former athletic greats, Barclay Ewart, handed over a cheque (representing proceeds from his funeral) to the school's athletic coach Orville Brown to offset expenses for this year's track and field competition.
Mrs Ewart said the family was pleased to have made the donation as her late husband was a very proud JC old boy who loved sports and would have been happy to contribute to the continued development of the school.
The coach and his team are upbeat and have expressed gratitude for the Ewart's involvement. Brown said that his team was embracing the championship with 'preparation, organisation, inspiration and execution'. The school is determined to retain the title.
Barclay Ewart was an avid athlete who championed the 100, 200 and 400 metres events in his time. The former businessman maintained his link with the school through the Old Boys' Association. He was the chairman for Reggae Marathon up to the time of his passing. He was 76 years old.
(Third left to right) Vice Principal (Lower School) Rohan Wong, Principal Ruel Reid, Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association President
Christopher Williams, Jeanine Ewart Bunting, daughter of the late Barclay Ewart, widow Deidre Ewart and coach Orville Brown,
amongst members of the track team following a cheque handing-over ceremony for Barclay Ewart’s Donation.
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