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  • Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has lauded the management of Rose Hall Development Company for staging the annual summer football camp for wards of the State at the SOS Children’s Village, in Barrett Town, St. James.
  • The one-week camp ended at the Half Moon Hotel football field on August 5, with over 100 children from SOS Montego Bay and Kingston Villa
  • Meanwhile, Rose Hall Development presented a cheque for US$10,000 to SOS Children’s Village as part proceeds from the recently staged ‘One Love’ concert.

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has lauded the management of Rose Hall Development Company for staging the annual summer football camp for wards of the State at the SOS Children’s Village, in Barrett Town, St. James.

The one-week camp ended at the Half Moon Hotel football field on August 5, with over 100 children from SOS Montego Bay and Kingston Villages participating.

Speaking at the closing of the camp, Mr. Bartlett said the event has become a staple on the SOS Children’s Village annual calendar as a result of the commitment of the directors of Rose Hall Development, led by Real Estate mogul, Michelle Rollins.

“This is a great opportunity for you to build your character and to become strong and powerful men and women,  not only physically but intellectually, because your minds are enriched and you know more and are better able to use the knowledge you have to build your own experience and your life,” he told the young persons.

The Minister said the value which the camp brings to the children is invaluable, as apart from exposing football skills, it helps to build partnerships.

“It has brought you all together to build relationships for you to match skills… but most importantly, to make you excel in your various fields and make everyone a winner,” Mr. Bartlett said.

The camp was managed by former senior Reggae Boyz representatives Aaron Lawrence, Fabian Davis and Gregory Stewart, with support from former national defender Linval Wilson and other male and female football coaches.

Meanwhile, Rose Hall Development presented a cheque for US$10,000 to SOS Children’s Village as part proceeds from the recently staged ‘One Love’ concert.

Accepting the cheque, Ray Gregory, National Finance Advisor of the SOS Children’s Village, said the money will go a far way in taking care of the children who are at the Village, both in Montego Bay and in Kingston.