Pocket Rocket Foun­da­tion part­ners with AmCham

Jamaica Gleaner - - TODAY -

GAIL ABRA­HAMS, CEO of the Amer­i­can Cham­ber of Com­merce (AmCham) Ja­maica, pre­sented a cheque val­ued at $704,000 to the Pocket Rocket Foun­da­tion.

In mak­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, Abra­hams said “part­ner­ships such as the one AmCham had with the Pocket Rocket Foun­da­tion is what we are about, as the funds raised are for the well-be­ing of chil­dren. We recog­nise and ap­plaud the work am­bas­sador Fraser-Pryce has done with the Pocket Rocket Foun­da­tion and en­cour­age cor­po­rate Ja­maica to sup­port the foun­da­tion in its many en­deav­ours. We will con­tinue to work and sup­port am­bas­sador FraserPryce and the foun­da­tion.”

In her re­marks, Fraser-Pryce noted, “AmCham’s part­ner­ship with the Pocket Rocket Foun­da­tion has been very suc­cess­ful and fruit­ful. Our first fundrais­ing event from the pre­miere of the movie Race helped stu­dent ath­letes, and for that we are very pleased. The Pocket Rocket Foun­da­tion is com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing its work to im­pact the lives of young Ja­maicans and we urge other cor­po­rate en­ti­ties with the power to give back to work and en­rich the many com­mu­ni­ties in Ja­maica.”

Last year, Fraser-Pryce was the re­cip­i­ent of the Pres­i­dent’s Award for her con­tri­bu­tion to Brand Ja­maica, at the an­nual AmCham Business & Civic Lead­er­ship Awards for Ex­cel­lence at The Ja­maica Pe­ga­sus ho­tel.

Twelve Ja­maican or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als were hon­oured at their sixth an­nual Business and Civic Lead­er­ship Awards, pre­sented in as­so­ci­a­tion with GB En­ergy – Tex­aco.

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