PANCARIBBEAN Financial Services has handed over prizes to three high schools with a total of six computers recently as part of their sponsorship affilation with Reggae Marathon.
First prize winner, St Jago High School was awarded three computers, second place recipient Holmwood Technical High School received two, and third place recipient Bellefield High School was presented with one computer.
To date, Holmwood Technical High School has received 10 computers, with St Jago High School following closely with eight computers received so far. Edwin Allen, and Bellefield and Manchester high Sschools have received three, two and one computer respectively.
PanCaribbean’s sponsorship of Reggae marathon has evolved over the 11 years of the Marathon’s existence to include the provision of computers as prizes for the high school teams that have participated in the event. The incentive of winning computers for the schools has driven high school teams to excellence, by encouraging a friendly, but competitive rivalry which assists in the development of long distance running.
The donation is in keeping with PanCaribbean’s similar package donated to the event in recent years. A continued involvement in charitable and developmental events across the nation is a core mission of the corporation.
PanCaribbean believes that corporations and individuals have a responsibility to find ways to improve the communities in which they conduct business activities. The entity has given 32 computers to date.
The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K is Jamaica’s champion marathon event welcoming visitors from over 26 countries. Marathoners, beginners, and spectators will gather at Long Bay Beach Negril, for the event. The 2012 marathon takes place on Saturday, December 1.
It is less than surprising that PanCaribbean would support Reggae Marathon with such an unwavering zeal. PanCaribbean itself organises Jamaica’s largest road race, the PanCaribbean’s Sigma Corporate Run. Over 15,000 participants registered for the 2012 event raising over $33M dollars. Since 1999, the run has donated over $68M to various child and health-related charities.