Government gives Netball Jamaica Two Million Dollars ahead of upcoming Series

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (2nd left) presents President, Netball Jamaica, Paula Daley-Morris (2nd right) with a cheque valued at J$2M towards the staging of the upcoming Sunshine Series. Also photographed are: Sunshine Girl, Shanice Beckford and Charmaine Hanson, Financial Controller, Sports Development Foundation (l-r). The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (2nd left) presents President, Netball Jamaica, Paula Daley-Morris (2nd right) with a cheque valued at J$2M towards the staging of the upcoming Sunshine Series. Also photographed are: Sunshine Girl, Shanice Beckford and Charmaine Hanson, Financial Controller, Sports Development Foundation (l-r). MCGES\Shanna-Kay Salmon

Kingston, October 3 – The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, through the Sport Development Foundation has contributed Two Million Dollars to Netball Jamaica towards the staging of the Sunshine Series which begins at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Sunday, October 7.

Minister Grange made the cheque presentation at a breakfast she hosted for Netball Jamaica and Sponsor representatives today (Wednesday). 

“I regret that because of duties overseas I will miss most of the Series but I do hope to attend one or two of the matches on my return to Jamaica. But I am leaving with Netball Jamaica a nice little gift as I depart – Two Million Dollars - provided by the Sports Development Foundation,” the Sport Minister said.

The Minister said also, “The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has underwritten the cost for the entertainment package for the Half Time Shows at all of the matches.”

Minister Grange wished Netball Jamaica a successful Series and thanked the sponsors.

“All of Jamaica is proud of the Sunshine Girls who are showing more and more class by their recent performances and more and more we are convinced that world championship for them is just a few passes away,”

Minister Grange said.

The Series will see the Sunshine Girls playing against the English Roses and Trinidad and Tobago’s Calypso Girls.

Minister Grange left the island today for Paris where she will attend the 205th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board.

 

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