Olympian Briana Williams spreads Xmas joy in Flankers
On Friday, December 22, Olympic gold medallist Briana Williams brought Yuletide joy to the community of Flankers in Montego Bay, St James, as she transformed the Flankers football field into a Christmas wonderland for her fourth annual Christmas treat.
With the generous support of Digicel and Grace Foods, over 300 children from Flankers were treated to a day filled with joy rides, musical entertainment and toys for each child.
The refreshments from Grace Foods and Digicel included popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs, sorrel and other delights that brought joy to the community.
The inspiration behind Montego Bay came from William’s mother, Sharon Simpson, who hails from the second city. Briana was also joined by dancehall DJ Tommy Lee Sparta, who is from Flankers. He shared a message of love and togetherness for those in attendance.
Briana was overjoyed to bring cheer to Montego Bay again, sharing, “We provided gifts as always to Paradise and Norwood, but had the event at the Flankers football field this year as it is a more central location. Despite the rain, it was well-attended, a shower of blessings. The children were so much fun to share gifts with and dance with. I already can’t wait for next year.”
“Montego Bay is special to me, and I hope this event reminds the little ones of the meaning of Christmas. It’s about sharing with others and spreading joy wherever you go,” she added.