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A Team Jamaica Bickle Breakfast In New York This Saturday!!

Irwine Clare - Team Jamaica Bickle
Written by Staff Writer

Team Jamaica Bickle will hold its 3rd annual breakfast this Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the St Lukes’ Episcopal Church Hall, (9am -11am), located at 777 E. 222nd Street, Bronx, New York.

The breakfast is another of the organization’s fundraising events as it seeks funds to help underwrite its huge hospitality budget at the annual Penn Relays.

For the past 22 years, Team Jamaica Bickle has provided hot meals, transportation, accommodation (coordination and assistance), among other services to some 650 athletes and coaches from Jamaica and more recently, Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent and The Grenadines and Grenada. This year they welcome on board, Team Guyana.

Patrons can expect a sumptuous fare of Jamaican delights. Ackee & Saltfish, (Jamaica’s national dish), will be the highlight but the rest of the menu is just as delicious: liver and banana; callaloo, fried dumpling, varieties of porridge, plus a whole lot more should satisfy the gastronomic ‘island-cravings.’

As the organization continues to grow it has diversified its offerings of events through its Penn Relays Fundraising season. “We have to be innovative in how we fundraise and connect with the community,” said Irwine Clare, Snr., CEO and founder. “We have to think outside of the box, in fact there is really no box. Most recently, some of our benefactors have held fundraisers on our behalf. We will continue to be creative!”

For more information on Team Jamaica Bickle or to lend your support, please call 718.523.2861 or email [email protected] Information may also be found at www.teamjamaicabickle.org; facebook.com/teamjamaicabickle or on twitter, @teamjambickle.

About Team Jamaica Bickle
Team Jamaica Bickle, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, based in New York, formed in 1994, under the leadership of Irwine G. Clare Sr., to provide much needed support for Jamaican athletes who compete at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania. Team Jamaica Bickle, Inc., supports athletes, athletic and youth programs across the Caribbean and the United States.

In 1999, Team Jamaica Bickle became the first Jamaican organization to be a participating sponsor at the Penn Relays. As a result, the Jamaican flag became the first foreign-nation’s flag to be flown at the Penn Relays, a distinction unmatched. Over the years, TJB has received several proclamations and awards from numerous local and national entities.

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