JMA Stages ‘Angels Of Love’ Charity For Kids

In the bid to raise funds for the Angels of Love Jamaica charity, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA), through its president, Brian Pengelley, staged the Celebrity Penalty Shoot-Out for Charity competition at the Football Factory, Shortwood Teachers’ College, yesterday.

“The charity is the Angels of Love and it’s the kids that have cancer and so we are stepping up with them,” said Pengelley.

“What we would do is when we know where we are today (Saturday) through the proceeds then we will be making a donation to them from that,” he said.

Pengelley added: “Anything to do with kids in Jamaica we are happy to be a part of because the news over the last few days distresses everyone of us and so this has even more meaning.”

Mark Golding, minister of justice, Christopher Zacca, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, and Christopher Barnes, managing director of The Gleaner Company, also took part in the celebrity shoot-out.

They were joined in the event by Danville Walker, managing director of The Jamaica Observer, Managing Director of LIME, Garfield Sinclair, Omar Azan, chief executive officer of Boss Furniture and immediate past of the JMA, and Garth Walker, chairman of Creative Media and Events.

Five goals were scored during the shoot-out with Golding, Sinclair and Pengelley among the goalscorers.

Six-A-Side football

The celebrity shoot-out was followed by the JMA’s Six-A-Side football competition, in which 24 teams, representing manufacturers and vying for the winning trophy and $100,000, participated.

Pengelley pointed out that the objective of the competition is to enhance staff morale among the manufacturing and associated members and to increase local sales of Jamaican goods.

“We are here because it’s a phenomenal idea and private-sector people have invested their money and they have invested their money well and they need the support and so we are here to help support them,” Pengelley said.

“It’s also a great opportunity for us to bring out cohesiveness within the manufacturing sector,” he pointed out. “We have 24 teams here, all from manufacturing, and they are here and they all are having a good time.