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.
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 wolmers.org.
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