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first_imgbaseball roll outThe Municipality of Portmore will hit-start the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA) all-island project called “Baseball roll-out”.President of the JBA, Urel Gordon, has been busy getting schools registered as affiliates of his organisation.The main aim of the project is to spread the game of baseball throughout Jamaica.Errol Matthias the coordinator of the project said that this initiative will commence in Portmore, on Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. It is tentatively set for the UDC field, across from the Portmore Mall. Approximately 230 children, ages nine-12, from primary and preparatory schools will be taught the dynamics of the game. The theme for the project is “pitch it”, “hit it”, “field it”, “catch it”. The JBA on a broader scale will target players from age nine to 19 in primary, prep, junior high and high schools across the island. United continues unbeaten runDefending champions Passagefort United appear to have no equal in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League as they won their eighth match in a row last Sunday.Passagefort United surged to 32 points from eight games and lead by an 11-point margin, after they defeated fourth place, Garveymeade (17 points), 250-232. In other games, second place Cumberland (21 points), handed last place Portsmouth their seventh defeat of the season while third place Waterford (19 points), were on the losing end, 250-248 to a resurgent Westmeade Rising Stars (16 points). Games on tomorrow: (Home teams named first), Garveymeade vs Ken’s Wildflower; Passagefort United vs Waterford and Westmeade Rising Stars vs Portsmouth. All games begin at 1 p.m.Portmore Primary competitions put on holdThe INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football and Netball Leagues will not start next week as planned.INSPORTS Sports Officers Andrea Hanson and Judith Thomas said at a meeting with coaches that a new date in November is being looked at for the commencement of the leagues. The Football League was scheduled to start on Thursday, October 8 while the Netball League was set to begin on Thursday, October 15. The opening day schedule for both competitions remains the same. Portsmouth Primary are defending champions for both leagues.Classic return to winning waysVeteran club Caribbean Classic returned to winning ways after their shock defeat to Spit Fyah in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA), mid-season final. They defeated Naggo Head 300-272 last Sunday.Spit Fyah, the newly crowned mid-season champions, easily beat Memory Lane 300-238. In other games Giants stampede Eradication 300-288; Waterhouse United cut down Small Axe 300-252; Right Stuff turned back Highlight Strikers 300-265; Tamerind Tree got past Feluchie 300-263; Spring Village triumphed 300-282 over Exceptional International and Ten to Ten beat Sour Sop Tree 300-281. The competition continues tomorrow with a full slate of games.Passagefortlast_img read more

Chris Paul Named Laureus Sport For Good Ambassador

first_imgLaureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, the leading non-profit organization that uses the positive power of sport to tackle society’s most pressing challenges, announced today it is joining forces with Los Angeles Clippers point guard and NBA All-Star Chris Paul and naming him its newest Ambassador.Paul joins an impressive list of both current and former sportspeople supporting and promoting the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation’s work around the world.Paul was in New Orleans today at the KIPP Central City Primary School to announce his induction into the growing Laureus family. Laureus USA has strong ties to the city of New Orleans via its partnership with Mercedes-Benz USA, where the two have teamed up to support safe afterschool programs benefitting more than 4,000 kids in the local community over the past two years. Paul is also back at the KIPP school revisiting the children that are part of his CP3 AfterSchool Zone program that he launched in 2010. The Afterschool Zone is a tailored multi-year program for K-4th grade students providing personalized afterschool experiences including sports, language lessons, homework help and more.The Laureus Ambassadors, along with the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, support the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The organization’s mission is to utilize the power of sport to address social problems through a global program of sports-related community development initiatives. Laureus USA works with numerous organizations around the country to help support initiatives that affect youth in their area such as accessing quality coaches, furthering education, and increasing physical activity.Based on his own successful childhood experiences with afterschool basketball and extracurricular programs, Paul knows first-hand that quality afterschool programs can be highly impactful on youth development. Paul wanted youth in New Orleans to experience those same opportunities that helped shape him to be who he is today.“I will never forget how much of my success today I owe to my family and the fact that they supported me as I grew up and continue to support me and my wife and children today. Most important of all, I’m thinking of my grandfather. He taught me the values that have made me who I am today. Not everyone is lucky enough to have that person and this is why I am so passionate about giving back to young people who might be in need of someone to guide them through tough times. It’s this kind of work I’m so excited about taking on as I become a Laureus Ambassador,” says Chris Paul.“It is an extraordinary honor to welcome world class athlete and fellow philanthropist Chris Paul to the Laureus family,” said Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA. “We are excited to join forces with Chris and work together to lead the charge for Sport for Development and help us spread the word about how the investment in quality sports based youth development programs can make an enormous impact in children’s’ lives. “For more information about Laureus USA, please visit www.laureususa.com.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more