Petro­jam fu­els JIIM

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -


JA­MAICA’S SOLE oil re­fin­ery, Petro­jam Lim­ited, con­tin­ued its sup­port of the Ja­maica In­ter­na­tional In­vi­ta­tional Meet (JIIM) with a $5 mil­lion do­na­tion on Wed­nes­day.

“Petro­jam’s spon­sor­ship of the Ja­maica In­ter­na­tional In­vi­ta­tional Meet spans five years, and we have been quite pleased with the re­sults of this part­ner­ship, which has pro­vided a plat­form for show­cas­ing many lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional tal­ents,” stated Latoya Pen­nant, pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Petro­jam Ltd.

“We want to en­hance youth and sport de­vel­op­ment. We want to cre­ate a pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence for ath­letes, giv­ing them the con­fi­dence to take part at a high level and go on to be­come our next gen­er­a­tion of vol­un­teers, coaches, and or­gan­is­ers of sport­ing events such as these,” added Pen­nant.

The line-up for this year’s meet in­cludes dou­ble Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thomp­son, worl­drated sprinter Blessing Ok­ag­bare of Nige­ria, 400m hur­dles specialists, Olympic champion Ker­ron Cle­ment of the United States, and Ja­maica’s Ja­heel Hyde. Cle­ment is also a two-time World champion in the event.


Floyd Grindley (left), gen­eral man­ager, Petro­jam Ltd, hand­ing over a spon­sor­ship cheque to Don­ald Quar­rie (right), meet di­rec­tor Ja­maica In­ter­na­tional In­vi­ta­tional Meet, on Wed­nes­day at Petro­jam’s head of­fice. Look­ing on are Lud­low Watts (sec­ond left),...

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