Friday, September 04, 2015
***All Roads Lead to Lauderhill for Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament ***
Lauderhill, Florida: South Florida gears up for The Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament (JHSASN) this weekend at the Lauderhill Sports Complex, at 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill Florida, 33311. The two-day event runs Sunday, September 6th from 10am to 7pm and Monday, September 7th- Labor Day – at 10am.
This seventh staging of soccer and netball friendlies will feature alumnae of Jamaica’s High Schools competing for the prestigious National Weekly Cup and cash prizes. “Last year, we worked hard to earn the title as champions and were very proud to walk away with the Cup, but more importantly, we were able to support our alma mater by using our cash prize to supply uniforms, supplies and equipment to Mannings High School in Westmoreland. We also created a scholarship fund for a current student Andre Smith; helping him to continue his education.” said Dirk Brown, Team Manager. Items donated to the school and the scholarship fund totaled over $2,000USD. “We played with intensity, knowing that while we are here to have fun and respectfully represent our ‘Own Dear Mannings School’- winning means more assistance and resources for our school.”
This Labor Day Weekend soccer and netball aficionados can expect a wide array of family activities; afforded by the generosity of event sponsors and partners: Goldson Spine; Jamaica National Building Society; National Weekly; JIFFD; Axum Management Capabilities, Inc.; Miami Broward One Junior Carnival; D_Empirement Management; Event R US; Florida Netball Association; Irie FM; Broward 100; City of Lauderhill. Alumnae teams will represent Kingston College, Dinthill, Cornwall College, Ruseas, Excelsior, Herbert Morrison, St. Elizabeth Technical High School, Vere Tech, St Mary’s College, Calabar, Wolmers Boys, Meadowbrook, Old Harbor, Tivoli, Marcus Garvey, Mount Alvernia and defending champions Mannings. Attendees are encouraged to wear their school colors and network with other alum at the Alumni Village.
“Irie FM will be on-site, providing live coverage to their worldwide listenership. The Reggae Girlz will host soccer clinics with young players and meet and mingle with guests. Gate prizes includes weekend accommodations for two at Relax Resort in Montego Bay Jamaica, LASCO, and VP Records gift basket There are many new vendors and exhibitors within the Caribbean-American Marketplace. “We are very excited about this demonstration of our growth and cannot say enough how much we appreciate our Caribbean-American friends here in South Florida,” said Lavern Deer, JHSASN President.
Admission to the tournament is free and the event is for the whole family. With no work the next day, Sunday’s games will be followed by the official after party Soul 2 Soul at Karu in Fort Lauderdale.
Tournament can be found at: www.jhsasn.com. Inquiries can be made by phone to: 786.417.1225.