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CUMI looks to rake in $4 million from 10 and 5K Run/Walk

first_imgWestern Bureau:   Approximately 800 participants are expected to turn out for the eighth staging of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) – Come Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk, set for the grounds of the Tryall Club in Hanover on September 24. The disclosure was made at yesterday’s press launch at the Deja All-Inclusive Resort in Montego Bay, where the organisers also noted their intention to raise approximately $4 million from the event to help shore-up the CUMI Trust Fund that supports the rehabilitation of the mentally ill in and around St. James. “We made a significant amount last year to the tune of about $4 million and we intend to match that amount this year,” said Nurse Joy Crooks, CUMI’s chief administrator. The 25-year-old organisation is solely dependent on community outreach in gaining traction in its efforts to help the homeless and those mentally challenged on the streets of Montego Bay. The run/walk is CUMI’s main fund raising event, with each succeeding year bringing in more participation. However, due to logistics, the organisers have capped this year’s race at 800 entrants. Sponsors of this year’s event include the Tryall Club, Wysinco, Sandals Foundation, Fontana Pharmacy, the Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited, Jamaica Money Market Brokers, Hi-Lo Food Stores with the Ministry of Health as title sponsors. It’s the first time in the eight years of the event that the Ministry of Health is being made the title sponsor, a very good development, according to nurse Crooks. “We are delighted to have the Ministry of Health playing the title sponsor role, as it lends itself to the belief that what we are trying to accomplish through the CUMI Come Run is being taken seriously by the government,” said Nurse Crooks. Running Events, led by Alfred “Franno” Francis will provide time management for the event. “The event will be chip-timed using our MyLaps BibTag Timing System, with a clock at the finish,” Francis explained, adding the system is well regarded across the world at top class race meets. Award Categories include 5K Run – first, second and third (Male & Female), 5K Walk – Novelty Prizes10K Run – first, second and third (Male & Female). There will also be an award for the largest corporate team.last_img read more

Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association has a busy schedule ahead; tournaments, practices

first_imgFor more information, you can visit the Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association’s Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association has a busy schedule ahead.According to Lyndsay Beer, of the Lacrosse Association, the teams will be heading to Red Deer this weekend for a tournament.Other happenings within the Lacrosse Association includes Tuesday night practices and scrimmages on Thursdays at the Pomeroy Sport Centre starting at 5:00 p.m. for the minor groups.- Advertisement -Also on Thursdays, the Association has a free drop-in for senior players, 16 and up, at the Field House from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Beer says they hope they can get more to the free drop-in for senior players, adding that no experience is required and that only basic safety equipment is required.“Every Thursday night we run a free drop in for Seniors, age 16 plus, at the Field House from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30pm. Due to low attendance, we might have to drop this. We’re hoping to get it out to the public a little more. No experience necessary and only a helmet, stick and gloves are required. ”Advertisementlast_img read more