Bolt is patron of 50th Gibson/McCook Relays

Track and field legend Usain Bolt will be the client of the 50 staging of the Gibson/McCook Relays on February 25, according to Chairman of the Organising Committee Professor Rainford Wilks.

Speaking at the launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Friday, Wilks boasted that the Gibson/McCook Relays unite various age of professional athletes to carry out together in a grand phenomenon of awesome relays.

” We are delighted and thrilled that the alumnus par quality, Dr The Honourable Usain Bolt, has actually granted be our client for this year’s renewal and its week of event, February 19-25,” stated Wilks.

” We likewise want to thank his famous coach, Honourable Glen Mills, his supervisors and representatives and likewise his moms and dads and extended household for producing this nationwide treasure.

” We are honoured and humbled to be custodians of this occasion and it marks the 50 th anniversary of the very first staging. Today, we salute the visionary of the Hon ‘Teddy’ McCook and his buddies and advisors who were motivated by the Penn Relays, held every year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, envisaged this occasion.

” We salute those who accepted call the occasion in honour of the contribution of the Gibson/McCook Relays to track and field sports, sport and nation-building.

” We commit this 50 th-anniversary event to Gibson, McCook and promise to sustain this tradition, the honour of the nation’s very first native Bishop, Percival William Gibson establishing headmaster of Kingston College (KC),” included Wilks.

Wilks likewise thanked the different sponsors throughout the years, that include Puma; Wisynco; Digicel; North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletics Association; and sponsors of specific races.

He invited the return of Television Jamaica (TVJ) to the Gibson/McCook Relays household. TVJ will be the broadcasting partner after a multi-year contract was signed. Wilks specified that the effect of the collaboration will boost the lustre of the occasion.

Wilks likewise had an unique welcome for Floral Products Ltd, Evergrow Garden and CEO Burrell Scarlett and Dr Paula Dawson, the island’s very first expert doctor in physical medication and rehab.

The week of event will start on Sunday, February 19, at a church service at the Boulevard Baptist Church, where the KC Chapel Choir will carry out.

Two days later on, on Tuesday, February 21, will be the Howard Aris Memorial Lecture in memory of the previous Organising Committee Chairman.


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