Saturday 7 December, 2019

Arnett Gardens FC gets $2.5m from LASCO for pre-season preparations

LASCO Distributors Limited Marketing Manager Omar Palmer left) and Beverage Marketing Manager Danielle Cunningham (2nd left) present a $2.5 million cheque to Arnett Gardens FC midfielder Ricardo Oldham, and defender Lamard Neil solidifying the company's support of the clubs’ pre-season preparations. Joining the proceedings are:  Chairman of Arnett Gardens FC Mark Golding (2nd right) and the club’s General Manager Peter Thelwell (right).

LASCO Distributors Limited Marketing Manager Omar Palmer left) and Beverage Marketing Manager Danielle Cunningham (2nd left) present a $2.5 million cheque to Arnett Gardens FC midfielder Ricardo Oldham, and defender Lamard Neil solidifying the company's support of the clubs’ pre-season preparations. Joining the proceedings are: Chairman of Arnett Gardens FC Mark Golding (2nd right) and the club’s General Manager Peter Thelwell (right).

Kingston-based Arnett Gardens Football Club recently received a well-needed boost to its pre-season preparations with a $2.5 million sponsorship from LASCO Distributors Limited.  

During a handover session at the Arnett Gardens Football Club, it was revealed that the two-year commitment will see LASCO assisting the club in purchasing gym equipment including a treadmill as well as conducting a series of beautification exercises at the facility.  

Having redoubled its efforts to bring “Everyday Family Values” into at-risk communities through social-change initiatives; LASCO’s partnership with Arnett Gardens FC is representative of the strengthening year-long relationship to boost confidence and promote peace among the Arnett Gardens residents.  

“We were moved by the youths’ phenomenal drive to excel during their training. LASCO is a big supporter of sports and we saw a fantastic opportunity to reward the tenacity of the talented players of Arnett Gardens FC” explained Danielle Cunningham, beverage marketing manager at LASCO Distributors Limited. '

In addition to the gym equipment, LASCO through its brand iCool Water and flavoured water will be the official hydration sponsor for the team. LASCO has also committed to providing the Arnett Gardens FC team with nutritious products from its LASCO Food Drink, Oats Porridge Mix and LASCO Nutrify brands.

Chairman of Arnett Gardens FC and Member of Parliament for South St Andrew, Mark Golding noted “it is really important that corporate Jamaica support football in communities like Arnett Gardens because sports is important for the social fabric and sustainability. It is important that we ensure as a country that our football league is well supported, and that communities have the benefit of this activity going forward regardless of who is the chairman and patron at any given point in time."

Golding further expressed that the donation of hydration and nutritional products will assist with the training programme for the five-time National Premier League champions.  “Nutrition and hydration are important to the performance of the players, we play in a hot environment, so this [donation] will ensure that they gain optimal levels of fitness to perform against other top teams.”

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