The Mojo 6 $25,000 USD Charitable Donation Develops Kingston Urban Youth Golf Program, Renovates an Elementary School and Starts a Fund for Trelawny Stadium
Through an innovative program The Mojo In The City program will expose primary students in Jamaica to golf for the first time
Burbank, CA, USA (November 19, 2010) – Hundreds of students across Jamaica will benefit from the charitable contributions of Mojo Marketing & Media (www.mojomarketingandmedia.com) through The Mojo 6 Tournament (www.themojo6.com) held earlier this year.
To widen the scope of interest for the sport of golf in Jamaica and to offer Jamaica’s youth an opportunity which they otherwise would not have had, Mojo is sponsoring the Mojo In The City Golf Project. In collaboration with the Jamaica Golf Association, the LPGA and The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, Mojo has developed an innovative in-school and at-the-golf-course program that will expose sixty-four children to the game and world of golf throughout the 2010-2011 school year. The program was designed as part of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture’s initiative to introduce new sports to the island in an effort to extend the countries athletic footprint beyond track & field and football. By focusing on ‘Inner city schools’ the project will help to uplift the youth in Kingston and cast light on a city that sometimes appears incapable of catching a break.
Mojo In The City Golf Project will in the first year target male and female primary students in Grade 6 (11-12 year olds). The program will begin as a school P.E. activity and, based on golfing ability and academic performance, will select the top candidates to receive golf instruction on a public golf course. The program will target schools in the Kingston and St. Andrews areas.
Additionally, and in partnership with Jamaica Public Service Company, Mojo will sponsor substantial renovations to St. Michael’s Basic School in Trelawny. St. Michael’s is in need of significant repair. Mojo’s charitable contribution will bring many improvements, including completion of the perimeter wall, replacement of the front door, bathroom renovations and water tank repair.
Mojo has also started a fund toward bringing a fully functioning lighting system to Trelawny Stadium. Fully operational lighting will enable the local community to take full advantage of the Trelawny Stadium facilities, spurring commerce and community building.
Joy Stephenson, co-creator of The Mojo 6 had this to say, “I was born and raised in Jamaica, and I am very excited to be able to not only giveback, but also to share a sport that I am truly passionate about. Golf is not only a great sport, but is also something that teaches very important life lessons and will be very beneficial to the youth”. To keep everyone up to speed on the progress of the Mojo in the City program, Mojo will periodically post updates featuring photos and stories about the children involved on themojo6.com.
About Mojo Marketing & Media
Mojo Marketing & Media's mission is to encourage people to fully develop their personal social conscience, take action and get involved in making a positive difference in the lives of others. Mojo Marketing & Media is the first and only entertainment company whose mission is to encourage people to fully develop their personal social conscience, take action and get involved in making a positive difference in the lives of others. Mojo achieves its mission by combining the power of entertainment with the immediacy of interactive experience. Such a combination is powerful and makes social responsibility resonate on a more personal level, and in so doing, changes how people view the world.
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About Jamaica Golf Association
The Jamaica Golf Association is the recognized governing body for amateur golf in Jamaica and as such, is affiliated to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA). The R&A and the USGA jointly represent the world governing body for golf and are responsible for the rules of the game. The JGA is also a member of the Caribbean Golf Association, along with nine (9) regional national associations. The CGA has a membership of Eight to Ten Thousand (8,000-10,000) individuals throughout the Caribbean. The Jamaica Golf Association intends to be in the forefront of the drive to develop the game of golf for a better Jamaica. Learn more about us at www.jamaicagolfassociation.com.
About Jamaica Public Services Company
For over 85 years, the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has worked steadfastly to satisfy Jamaica's energy needs. Growing from a modest network serving fewer than 4,000 customers in the early years, JPS has expanded its generation, transmission, and distribution capabilities significantly. Today, with a customer-base of nearly 600,000, JPS is the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica; with generation capacity that exceeds 620 Megawatts, utilizing steam (oil-fired), gas turbines, combined cycle, diesel, and hydroelectric technologies. JPS operates 27 generating plants, 54 substations, and owns approximately 14,000 kilometres of distribution and transmission lines. JPS also purchases additional electricity from 4 Independent Power Producers IPPs. For more information please go to www.myjpsco.com.
JPS plays an active role in strengthening the communities we serve. JPS’ involvement takes several forms, and includes corporate sponsorships and investments in education, sports, healthcare and general youth development. Learn more about our charitable efforts at www.myjpsco.com/community/index.php.
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