Thursday 23 May, 2019

MILO donates table tennis boards to prep and primary schools

Table tennis in schools received a significant boost last week Wednesday when MILO donated 10 table tennis boards to prep and primary schools.

MILO made the donations at the offices of the Sports Development Foundation'n Kingston. 

The schools that benefited from the donations were Fellowship Primary, Friendship Primary, Jack's Hill Primary, Jessie Repoll Primary, Maxfield Primary, North Street Primary, Pembroke Hall Primary, Portmore Missionary Prep, St. Mary's All Age and Trelawny Primary.

According to Ockino Petrie - Consumer Marketing Manager at Nestle Jamaica. with responsibility for MILO, "today we are pleased to offer as a complement to our sponsorship, 10 table tennis butterfly boards, which will be distributed to schools that are in dire need of a programme. This is at a cost of $600,000."

Petrie also said MILO was pleased with the growth of the sport since last year when it began sponsoring the prep and primary school tennis competition.

Godfrey Lothian, president of Table Tennis Jamaica was very pleased with MILO's donations of the table tennis boards. 

He said Table Tennis Jamaica was on a path to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. 

FEATURED IMAGE CAPTION: Sean Wallace (left), Marketing Manager MILO and Collington Powell, Principal of Friendship Primary School shake hands following the presentations of 10 table tennis boards to  prep and primary schools last Wednesday at the offices of the Sports Development Foundation. Also sharing in the occasion are Godfrey Lothian (third left), President of Table Tennis Jamaica and Makoto Manabe (right), a table tennis trainer from Japan, who is in the country conducting coaching sessions with coaches.

 

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