Flow pulls out of Jamaica's premier high-school track & field championships

By January 10, 2019

Telecommunications company Flow has ended its partnership with the Inter-Secondary Sports Association Boys and Girls Championships, Jamaica’s premier annual sporting event.

Word had been out since late last year that the company was ending its relationship with the more than 100-year-old high school athletics carnival that features more than 3000 of the island’s best teenage stars of track and field.

Olympic gold medallists like Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Omar McLeod, and many others have cut their teeth at the championships. However, after a decade Flow said it is time to move in another direction.

 “Our sponsorship agreement with ISSA, which ended in March 2018, will not be renewed as we chart the path for the next chapter of our investment in local sports. We extend our heartiest gratitude to the organizers and wish them a safe and successful staging later this year,” Flow said in a statement released on Thursday.

 

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