Sporting clays and golf set platform for great SportsFeva finale
THE 2014 Lasco Food Drink SportsFeva presented by Gatorade is poised to conclude in fine style given the achievements of ClayFeva and GolfFeva — the first two tournaments on the cards.
The organisers — the American International School of Kingston (AISK) -- have expressed great satisfaction in the turnout of participants, sponsors and well-wishers, who have all contributed to making this year's staging of the competition the most successful to date.
The sporting festival — now in its fourth instalment — got underway on February 9 with ClayFeva (sporting clays) at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore. Two-time defending champions Hillel Academy were once again at the top of their game as they easily got by the competition to clinch their third hold on the title. They amassed 250 points throughout the course, with AISK tallying 90 points for second place.
Brandon Reid of Hillel emerged the top overall shooter from the Super Six round after registering hits on 63 of the 68 clay birds attempted throughout the day. He dethroned his schoolmate Nicholas Chen, who had 60, and also got by Zachary Hughsam of AISK who had 59 hits.
In the female category, Cassandra Chin of Campion College shot 30 of 50 in the 'Girls A Class' to unseat defending champion Alysia Evans of Manchester High, while Sofia Asher of Hillel won the 'Girls B Class' with 40 of 50 attempts.
GolfFeva, which took place at the Constant Spring Golf Club last Saturday (February 15), came next.
With over 60 participants taking part throughout the day, there is strong evidence to suggest that the sport is gaining in popularity among the country's younger generation. As a matter of fact, there was a 'mini junior' segment (for golfers 10 years old and younger) added to this year's competition, complementing the two Junior/Adult categories.
Notably, participants were not only from the Corporate Area as golfers journeyed from the Sandals Foundation in Ocho Rios as well as the Cinnamon Hill and White Witch Golf Course in Montego Bay — making it akin to a national junior tournament. As at press time, tournament director Jason Lopez acknowledged that not all scorecards had been collected and tallied to announce the winners, but expressed that, from what he had seen, there had been some impressive rounds.
SportsFeva 2014 is set to conclude on Saturday, February 22 with TennisFeva (mini tennis), TumbleFeva (gymnastics) and SoccerFeva on the school grounds of AISK.
Digicel, Rainforest Seafood, Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Limited, and National Outdoor Advertising, are all contributing to the success of this year's sporting festival as associate sponsors. Manpower & Maintenance Limited and Cannonball Café are patron sponsors.