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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San Beda slips to 4th after fielding ineligible player

first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Beda lost the top seeding and slid to fourth after its midfielder Dane Peñaflor was deemed ineligible in the NCAA Season 93 men’s football tournament.Arellano’s Peter Cayco, the NCAA football organizing committee chair, shared that San Beda admitted its mistake which led to the voluntary forfeiture of two of the three games Peñaflor played in.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “During the eligibility meeting, San Beda and Lyceum requested that they submit their eligibility requirements in January, but we told them they run the risk of forfeiting their games if there are players who will be found to be ineligible later on,” he said. “And then, San Beda wrote us that they have discovered one of their players failed to make the eligibility requirements so they are voluntarily forfeiting the games where the player played.”Peñaflor saw action in the Red Booters’ victories over Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua and in a defeat to Arellano.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 folkDespite the bad news, San Beda was still able to save face as the fourth-seed after coming away with the highest goal differential in its three-way logjam with EAC and Mapua. The Red Booters finished with 1 against the Generals’ minus-9 and the Cardinals’ minus-13.Still, San Beda faces an uphill climb after surrendering the top spot, including the twice-to-beat advantage, to College of St. Benilde as the two squads now clash in their Final Four tiff starting on Monday. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gaiser signs with Petron in return to volleyball No. 2 Arellano and third seed Lyceum, meanwhile, face off in the other Final Four match.The juniors tournament also resumes on Monday, with top-seed CSB-LSGH taking on No. 4 Arellano, before No. 2 San Beda battle against No. 3 Letran. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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