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Football, frolic for Sturridge Fun Day

Saturday, July 12, 2014    

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INTERNATIONAL footballer Daniel Sturridge will today partner with cellphone giant Digicel to once again host the annual Daniel Sturridge Foundation Family Fun Day.

The first fun day was held in Portmore in 2013 and was a huge success. Seeking to surpass last year's success, Sturridge is now hosting this year's fun day at the Constant Spring Football Field, a central location that can cater to thousands of families from the surrounding communities. Scheduled to kick off at 10:00 am, the day's activities will include a host of amusement rides, face painting for the kids and entertainment fit for the entire family.

The day will also see aspiring footballers putting their best foot forward in a six-a-side competition for a chance to win a share of over $100,000 in cash prizes.

Sturridge, who scored a goal for England against Italy in his debut match in the current 2014 World Cup in Brazil, is particularly excited about today's event.

"I really would like everyone to come out and support the cause and enjoy themselves because I know that I will be having fun watching the kids display their talent," he was quoted as saying.

Speaking to the partnership, senior sponsorship manager at Digicel, Tahnida Nunes, said this partnership is yet another item in the company's sport portfolio.

"Digicel has always been a firm supporter of sports, youth development and community, three major pillars that this initiative impacts and that therefore makes it a perfect fit for us.

"At the Fun Day, Daniel will be sharing his successes with aspiring footballers which we are sure will play a major role in encouraging some of these youngsters to keep pursuing their dreams."

Sturridge, who is born of Jamaican parents, is a forward for Liverpool and made 26 appearances for his club scoring 21 goals and seven assists in last season's Barclay's Premier League.

His foundation was launched last year in Jamaica in conjunction with Digicel at the Faith Basic School in Waterford, St Catherine.

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