Wolmer's Champs Fundraising Campaign 2017 - "Maroons Going For Gold"

 

To All Wolmerians and Friends of Wolmer’s,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the official launch of the Wolmer’s Champs Fundraising Drive 2017 for Champs 2017 to be held at the National Stadium from March 28, 2017 to April 1, 2017. The 2016/17 athletic season has seen a lot of changes relative to the administration of the boys’ track and field team with the hiring of a new head coach, Mr. Danny Hawthorne former coach of World 100m champion and double Olympic silver medalist and sprint relay gold medalist Yohan Blake.

 

At the helm for the girls’ team is Mr. Michael Carr, back for his 31st season with the maroon and gold lady warriors. Most will remember Mr. Carr for developing some of Jamaica’s most prodigious sprint talents: Nichole Mitchell in the early 1990s and the most decorated female sprinter of our modern era, multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

 

Our young athletes need a further combined approx. JA$2.45 million (US$19,105) for Champs

This year the remaining shortfall for the combined Girls’ and Boys’ Schools’ 2017 Champs budget is $2,445,473.12 ($1,749,223.12 Boys’ + $696,250 Girls’), having already raised $3,395,776.88 from sponsorships and other fundraising efforts.

 

Our Athletes Feel Abandoned

Our athletes have voiced that they feel abandoned and criticized by our past student fraternity. Let us prove them wrong and really turn up to support them financially, at the various meets, at training sessions and at Champs as we slowly regain our former athletic glory and pride. The seeds we plant today will bear fruit in the years to come.

 

The Clarion Call

Please join me and the rest of the fundraising committee as we raise the much needed funds to ensure the continued development of our athletes, school and nation. We are, who we are today because of the support we received from those who went before us, when we were in school.

 

Closing Challenge

I and the rest of the committee pledge to make a donation of $70,000 JMD. I encourage all of you to donate individually or collectively within your various groups. If we can organize 35 groups to match our donation, we will surpass our target.

 

Donate Securely Online (Paypal) or via Cheque by April 1, 2017 at the Champs Fundraising Breakfast at The Alibi.

The need is immediate so please make your donations NOW by either of the following methods:

 

SECURELY ONLINE (Paypal - $US)

Ø  Click on the Donate Now! button under Champs Donations on our website www.wolmers.org

 

CHEQUE

Ø  Make payable to WOLMER’S TRUST.  Please contact our Alumni Officer Carlette Falloon at (876)469-1313 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange collection. You may also deliver to the principals’ offices at the schools.

 

It doesn’t matter the size of your gift; it can go a far way.

J$13,000 or US$100

All meals for 1 athlete during the week of Champs

*J$26,000 or US$200

Medical costs for 5 athletes during the week of Champs

** J$65,000 or US$500

Use of Stadium facilities by entire team for Champs preparation

 

 Age Quod Agis,

 

Dr. Neil Gardner

Wolmerian, Olympian and Chair

Champs Fundraising Committee

 

Douglas Orane

Trustee,

Wolmer’s Trust

Kirk Benjamin

President, Wolmer’s Old Boys’ Association

Tenneshia Watkins

President,

Wolmer’s Old Girls’ Association

Andre Gooden

Treasurer,

Wolmer’s Trust