2J’s General Store joined the growing list of corporate entities to add its support to the Petra Organization / Ministry of Health under the ‘Stop Gender-based Violence’ theme Soft Shoes Football Competition, after pledging
an undisclosed sum to the event’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) prize yesterday, during a simple ceremony, at the Company’s location on Regent Street yesterday.
Petra Organization Co-Director Troy Mendonca speaking at the occasion thanked the entity for its support, informing that it will go a long way in contributing to the success of the event.
2J’s Representative Melissa Torab in her response said the entity is extremely pleased to be on board once again and urged the Organisers to ensure that the competition is run to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
The event kicked on Monday May 31 at the Ministry of Health ground on Brickdam and Vlissengen Road and is expected to conclude on June 18. The tournament features 24 community based teams competing in an initial group stage format with matches set to be hosted at the Tucville, West Ruimveldt and Ministry of Health grounds.
The competing teams are defending champ Sparta Boss, Back Circle, Campbellville, West Back Road, Charlestown, Bent Street, Old School Ballers, Cross Street Werk-En-Rust, Stevedore Housing Scheme, Sophia, Holmes Street- Tiger Bay, California Square, West Front Road, Queen Street Tiger Bay, Broad Street, Upsetters, East Front Road, North Ruimveldt, Alexander Village, Leopold Street, Channel 9, North East La Penitence, Albouystown and Globe Yard.
The winning team will take home $300,000 and the Championship trophy while the second, third and fourth placed teams will collect $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 respectively. Other sponsors are GTT, Lucky Dollar, Nigel Supermarket, Junior’s Jewellery, Star Party Rentals and 2J’s General Store.
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