We’d like to share with you some exciting news on some of our Foundation efforts and support.
For those of you who may not already know, the Jamaica Inn Foundation was set up a few years ago as a non-profit organisation to provide support to our local community. The foundation functions to facilitate the education and well being of our youth as well as to aid with the on – going efforts to preserve the surrounding marine environment.
In an effort to raise funds for the Ocho Rios Fish Sanctuary, the Jamaica Inn Foundation presented its inaugural Backgammon Fundraising Tournament in Association with our main sponsor Jamaica National. The weekend event occurred on property on October 28th– 30th, 2016 and was fully supported with 28 participants on both nights.
Players engrossed in competitive Backgammon matches on tournament night
The event was a huge success raising just over $10, 000 US towards the funding of the Ocho Rios Fish Sanctuary. Congratulations to Joseph John Issa and William Mahfood who were the big winners! #500in5
Jamaica Inn Foundation would also like to say another special thank you to all sponsors and supporters. Our primary Tournament sponsors this year being: Jamaica National, Rum Bar, Chukka Tours, Coldwell Banker, Wisynco, Select Brands, Billy Craig, Club Mobay, CPJ, Marksman Security and WB Trophies.
The Jamaica Inn Foundation is also making huge strides in achieving its community outreach and youth development objectives through the support the following institutions:
The Mustard Seed Children’s Communities, Moneague –
The Mustard Seed Communities is a non-profit organization offering programs dedicated to the care of children with serious physical and mental disabilities. The JI Foundation supports the organization through donations and other charity.
The Care Plus Centre of Excellence at Jacob’s Ladder, Mustard Seed Communities in Moneague
Fern Grove Basic School, Ocho Rios –
Jamaica Inn foundation has adopted the school and has pledged to fund through charity and other development projects for children ages 4- 5 years old. Members of the JI Foundation board and staff from Jamaica Inn worked in conjunction with the Palmyra Foundation and their “Books4Kids” initiative to donate interactive books, stationary and other supplies to 250 students in October of this year.
Fern Grove Basic School
Oracabessa Volleyball Team –
We are also in the process of supporting a small but important Volleyball Team in our Community. The Oracabessa High School Volleyball Team play across the island and are driven and focused to learn the game. They are led by Coach and Teacher, Adrian Ramdeen who is passionate about teaching them the right skills to win and work together as a team.
We at The Foundation are very keen to support where we can with items needed in terms of equipment – volleyball nets, training balls, as well as shoes and outfits for the team to keep them playing and focused.
Members of the Oracabessa Volleyball Team
500 in 5 –
The mission of the Sanctuary is “500 in 5”, which simply means we intend to have 500 percent more fish within the sanctuary boundaries in five years! Our goal is to have the sanctuary open in January 2017.
Rally with us to support the growth and development of the Ocho Rios Fish Sanctuary. Check out the JI Foundation page here and keep posted for more interesting news on our blog. For direct donations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.