Friday 23 August, 2019

Sunbeam Children Home gets help 'Beyond 90 Minutes'

The Sunbeam Children Home in St Catherine will benefit from proceeds of a charity football match organised by Facebook group, Beyond 90 Minutes, at Campion College in St Andrew last Sunday.

Project manager Michael Gonzales said it was the inaugural staging of what Beyond 90 Minutes plans to be an annual event, with a different beneficiary each year.

"For this particular event, we are giving back to the Sunbeam Children Home... To select the place that will benefit, we kind of narrowed it down to five homes, threw it open to the group and voted on it," said  Gonzales, who credited group member Kemar Hasfal for coming up with the idea for the initiative.

For Hasfal, his drive to give back stems from the urge to do something for his homeland of Jamaica, after emigrating to the United States of America.

He said, "I was living in Jamaica and I migrated to the US and I always wanted to give back something to my country and I realised that football is something that we all love, so I decided that why not play what we love and, in the process, give back to the less fortunate," he said.

The funds generated came from an entrance fee that was paid by all including the players as well as the selling of refreshment and food on the day of the match.

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Beyond 90 Minutes Charity Match

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