Sagicor sets $60 million Sigma target

first_imgSpeaking as patron at yesterday’s launch of the 19th annual Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, Olympian Yohan Blake called for support for the charity event.Sagicor has set out to raise $60 million from the event for three beneficiaries and is hoping to attract at least 25,000 participants.This year’s Run/Walk is slated for Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 a.m. under the theme ‘Run for the Fun, Donate for the Cause’.The event was launched at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, where Blake gave an emotional appeal.”I like to speak from the heart because that’s where my blessings come from, and when Sagicor asked me to do this, I answered like Schools’ Challenge Quiz, I had to do it,” Blake said.Blake believes this year’s beneficiaries, Spanish Town Hospital’s Paediatric Unit, the Mandeville Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Bethlehem Home, operated by Missionaries of the Poor should be given full support.”It’s a miracle that God is working through Sagicor to have a heart for these kids, because most of these children can hardly walk. I want everyone to come out, because this is going to be a record statement run … . We are going to go out there and we are going to raise more than that Jamaican $60 million,” he underlined.Blake, along with international recording artiste Tessanne Chin, and Missionaries of the Poor founder, Father Richard Ho Lung are supporting the event as patrons in a bid to help raise the funds for the respective organisations.Minister of Health Christopher Tufton, while lauding the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run’s 19-year existence, said they had developed a following of interested persons who participated and contributed to the worthy cause.Chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica and Sagicor Foun-dation, R. Danny Williams, expressed gratitude to the events participants and sponsors, while Richard Byles, president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica, challenged Jamaicans to continue throwing their support behind the event.Meanwhile, donations can be made via pledge forms. Local donors can make cheques payable to Sagicor Foundation or Sigma Run 2016 and deposit funds at Sagicor Bank locations islandwide or to account number 5502326386.shayne.fairman@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare burns Mila’s Lechon for back-to-back wins

first_imgPBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare used a strong second quarter surge to dump Mila’s Lechon, 70-58, and cruise to its second win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Tied at 17 with 4:27 to play in the second frame, the Coffee Lovers staged a 16-0 burst to take a 33-17 halftime lead and grab a lead as high as 30, 59-29, early in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Quarters: 17-10, 33-17, 57-29, 70-58.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The boys underestimated our opponents and that’s why our lead was cut down,” he said. “I know they can take 30-point leads. This is a lesson for us that every game, we need to give our best.”Axel Iñigo was the lone bright spot for cellar-dweller Mila’s Lechon (0-3) with 23 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.The Scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 70 — Jackson 19, Dionisio 15, Rubio 10, Pare 8, Rebugio 8, Bitoon 4, Ambuludto 3, Hallare 2, Acuno 1, Catura 0.MILA’S LECHON 58 — Iñigo 23, Montuano 12, Ng 9, Delfinado 5, Acibar 2, Derige 2, Parala 2, Sarangay 2, Padilla 1, Bellosillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Deles 0, Herradura 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson sustained his standout performance, this time finishing with 19 points and five rebounds, while Aris Dionisio got 15 markers, four boards, and three blocks.Raymond Rubio chimed in 10 points off the bench, along with five rebounds, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare kept things afloat in the paint as he wound up with eight markers, 18 boards, three steals, and two rejections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Coffee Lovers are now at to 2-1.Dominant as the victory may seem, coach Jinino Manansala wasn’t happy with how Gamboa-St. Clare finished the game as it saw the lead dwindle down to as low as 11 late in the game. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gorayeb rues Lady Stags’ ‘lack of urgency, responsibility’ in doomed season Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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