Monday 25 March, 2019

LASCO pumps $2m into club netball

Consumer Division Marketing Manager at LASCO Distributors, Omar Palmer (second right)  in discussion with (from left) Second 
 Vice President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Jennifer Headlam; a board member of NJ, Simone Forbes and President of NJ,  Paula Daley-Morris. Occasion was the handing over of a symbolic cheque representing LASCO’s $2 million co-title sponsorship of the 2019 Major and Minor League Netball Competitions on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Jamaica Olympic Association offices.

Consumer Division Marketing Manager at LASCO Distributors, Omar Palmer (second right) in discussion with (from left) Second Vice President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Jennifer Headlam; a board member of NJ, Simone Forbes and President of NJ, Paula Daley-Morris. Occasion was the handing over of a symbolic cheque representing LASCO’s $2 million co-title sponsorship of the 2019 Major and Minor League Netball Competitions on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Jamaica Olympic Association offices.

Netball Jamaica's Major League and Minor League competitions received a significant boost from LASCO as the company has pumped $2 million into the 2019 season, which begins on Thursday.

LASCO’s $2 million means that the competitions will be sponsored by two companies as Starlight Production had earlier put up $1 million.

LASCO announced its sponsorship on Tuesday at the offices of the Jamaica Olympic Association.

“We are proud to be associated with this series, which seeks to nurture our future Sunshine Girls through our flagship iCool Water brand along with iDrade isotonic beverage and Curves feminine napkins,” said Omar Palmer, Consumer Division Marketing Manager at LASCO Distributors.

“We believe that the LASCO iCool Water/Starlight Production Major and Minor League Netball Competitions will transform our talented young ladies into elite athletes and ensure that Jamaica not only takes the number one spot in the world for netball but keeps it for years to come.”

LASCO previously invested $3 million as title sponsors of the Netball Jamaica 60th Anniversary 2018 Sunshine Series, featured the Sunshine Girls, arch-rivals England and Trinidad & Tobago.

Netball Jamaica President, Paula Daley-Morris said the new development bodes well for the future of the sport.

“Normally, we would have one sponsor that would take on the two events,” she said. “This time, we have two sponsors co-existing and taking both leagues. So, it is really exciting times."

Both competitions are scheduled to start on Thursday.

The 10-week competitions will feature 645 players from 43 teams

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