KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s top female 800m athlete, Natoya Goule-Topping, has signed a one-year brand ambassador partnership with Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ).
This makes Goule-Topping the first athlete and the second brand ambassador for the company after recording artiste Agent Sasco.
Goule-Topping remarked that it was a special moment for her to be announced as the new brand ambassador of the RPJ.
“Thank you for making this a special day for me. I am thrilled and I am honoured to be able to be a part of Recycling Partners of Jamaica,” she said.
“It is a great pleasure for me to be partnering with Recycling Partners of Jamaica because us athletes always use our water bottles whenever we go to track meets and we always need to dispose of them. It is great to know that Recycling Partners are partnering with us for the National Championships, they have created this space for us to be able to dispose of our bottles without littering the environment.”
She promised to play her part in achieving the overall objectives of the organisation.
“For them to come out and have this going around and ensuring that you can recycle your bottles, it gives me great pleasure to be a part of this and I am going to be here to do my part and contribute as much as I can.”
Candice Ming, marketing and public relations manager at the RPJ said that following the successful partnership with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) at the Carifta Games in Kingston recently, it was an easy decision to continue to expand their reach through the sport of track and field.
“We have been at sporting events. We partnered with the Carifta Games earlier this year for the collection of plastic bottles and we are expanding this initiative off the success of the Carifta Games, including the National Championships this weekend.”
Ming promised that her organisation would be doing even more, particularly through their new track and field ambassador.
“As we move further into the field of sports you will be seeing a lot more of us, particularly through Natoya and her efforts,” she explained.
Chairman of RPJ, Dr Damien King, believes that it is time for the country to be regarded in the same manner in environmental awareness as it is in track and field.
“Jamaica is world-famous for our athletic prowess. Anywhere you go in the world people know Jamaica for its gold medals. Our proudest moments as a nation, if you ask people, has to do with what we have achieved in track and field.