Dreams win: Sandals Resorts sponsors Jamaica Bobsleigh Team 2022 | Messages
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA, February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sandals Resorts International is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2022 Jamaica Bobsleigh Team as six fierce competitors prepare to go head-to-head this month on the world’s most coveted sports stage. Highlights include a four-man team comeback that was 24 years in the making, with Sandals also sponsoring the 1998 qualifying team.
“Sandals has always been a champion for our national athletes as we continue our legacy of supporting young competitors who aspire to represent our beloved homeland locally and on the world stage,” said Sandals Resorts Executive Chairman Adam Stewart. “We beam with pride when we see our beautiful flag waving high and show it to the world Jamaica is not just a nation of dreamers, but doers – and that really anything is possible when heart and hard work come together. The history of Jamaican bobsleigh is simply incredible and we will accompany the long journey and cheer on this extraordinary team as they compete in this winter’s events and then pass the torch on to generations to come.”
Founded in Montego baySandals Resorts is a longtime supporter of athletes training in Jamaica and about the Caribbean through the work of the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts. Sandals’ support for the 2022 Jamaica Bobsleigh Team will cover the significant logistics and travel costs required to send qualified athletes there Beijing, as well as the additional bobsleigh events leading up to the 2023 World Championships. The team consists of pilot Shanwayne Stephens, push athletes and Matthew Wepke Roland Reidand brakeman Ashley Watson and Nimroy Turgott. Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian is also representing Team Jamaica in a new women’s monobob event this year.
The team is led by team manager Nelson Christian “Chris” Stokes, who has been an active member of the Jamaica bobsled team since its inception in 1988 and was part of the Olympic team that inspired the well-loved 1993 film Cool runs. For Stokes, who is also President and Chairman of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation, sponsoring Sandals comes full circle after joining Sandals as a Sandals Resorts team member Montego bay mid 80s.
“Our return to the world stage is an incredible victory in itself, and now Sandals Resorts has carried us across the finish line so our team can focus on what they do best: the Caribbean Heat,” said Stokes. “We’re also laying the groundwork for the future, as opportunities like this come with a responsibility to help ‘steer’ a new generation of bobsledders, and Sandals continues to be the perfect partner for that Route.”
On her return to Jamaica, Stokes and the athletes will partner with the Sandals Foundation to plan a series of long-term initiatives focused on nurturing the next generation of athletes. This includes visits to local schools to host motivational talks, organize athletic training sessions, nutrition workshops with resort chefs and more. Guests at Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts can also look forward to special meet and greets with members of the Bobsleigh team.
“There is a nice match between what Jamaican bobsleigh has done and what Sandals has done Jamaica 40 years and we will remain closely connected as we work together toward a bright future for young athletes,” said Stokes.
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