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Before the 80’s the average Jamaican living in Jamaica equated any game with a ball being passed around by throwing the balls with your hands with the goal of throwing the ball into a hoop that was positioned above a person’s head as coming from the all female sport Netball. Then in the 80’s US college basketball got its first Caribbean star, Patrick Ewing from Jamaica. He went to Georgetown University (attended all 4 years to graduation), led them to a national title, and went to the finals to attempt to get another; all while, being named one of the top players in the nation 4 years straight and leading the US Olympic team to a Gold medal on the last US Basketball team that was made up of College players in 1984.
CMM, NY...Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) has a full year planned, with a slew of activities leading up to the Penn Relays, all designated by the Jamaica 50 Secretariat, as 'Jamaica 50' Events. This is a major nod to the organization, whose efforts over the last 18 years have represented the epitome in patriotism and national pride, undoubtedly helping to raise the profile of Brand Jamaica, in the sporting arena, particularly here in the US Northeast. The organization will start the year off with a church service on Sunday, March 25, in worship with the Reverend Patrick G. Perrin, and congregation of the St. John's United Methodist church, in Valley Stream, Long Island.
The 8th Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Match on March 17th, 2012 will feature the All Girls Alumni Penalty Kick-off  sponsored by Western Union/Grace Kennedy Remittance Services. This is the fifth year Western Union/Grace Kennedy Remittance Services has sponsored this popular event.  Participating schools will have the opportunity to win two cash prizes: A $100 cash donation to the winning school and $50 cash donation to the second place school. "Western Union/Grace Kennedy Remittance Services is proud to be a sponsor of such an amazing event, and congratulations to the Jamaica alumni associations as they keep the spirit of the Ziadie Cup competition alive, while raising funds for their beloved alma mater", says Hazel Maragh Grace Kennedy Remittance Services/ Western Union South and Central Florida Marketing/Community Consultant.
The Blues continued its winning ways with a comeback victory over the first-place Rochester Rhinos 2-1 at Marino Auto Stadium. Abe Thompson led the Blues with a goal and an assist in the first half to help the team pick up three crucial points.
CaribPR Wire, LONDON, England, Fri. Mar. 9, 2012: Following the sudden shocking death of West Indies international cricketer, Runako Morton, in a car accident last Sunday, March 4th, the Caribbean has been in a state of mourning for an enormously popular cricketer whose career spanned 17 years at the regional, national and international levels. In light of last weekend's tragic events, a number of high-profile, past and present West Indies international cricketers have held talks and elected to set up a Runako Morton Tribute Fund Auction initiative, in memory of Morton, who died when his car lost control and slammed into a pole in Trinidad.