Photo: Wata Brand Manager Janine Josephs, (center) is flanked by the founders of the RuJohn Foundation, Andrew ‘King Bach’ Bachelor, a famed Viner and Hollywood actor and father Byron Bachelor, executive director of the RuJohn Foundation and former Kingston College student. Wata was a sponsor of the 2014 installment of the RuJohn Sports Foundation Sports Camp held on Monday June 23at Kingston College. The camp has been providing a host of opportunities for youngsters as they are given the chance to interact with international sports stars and TV personalities who coach and mentor them.
Kingston, Jamaica: A host of International sports stars and Hollywood celebrities were present in Jamaica for the 13th staging of the Wata sponsored RuJohn Foundation Sports Camp from Sunday, June 22 to Tuesday, June 23. The camp saw students from various secondary schools across Kingston & St. Andrew and St. Catherine being coached in Basketball, Cheerleading and Baseball as they gathered at Kingston College onMonday, June 23.
This year the camp saw the young men and women being coached by renowned athletes such as Andray Blatche who plays Power Forward or Center for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Blatche was joined by fellow sports star Darius Butler, who is a Corner Back for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. There were also several Hollywood celebrities offering mentorship and guidance to the students. Lance Gross, from Tyler Perry’s Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor as well as Grey’s Anatomy actress Bresha Webb and Robert Ri’Chard from Coach Cartergave generously of their time and talents to ensure the youngsters had an unforgettable experience.
Janine Josephs, Brand Manager for Wata, was also present at the camp and expressed her pleasure in being able to support the personal development of those youngsters in attendance.
“We are proud to support the development of young people who might not otherwise have this opportunity to attend sports or self-esteem workshops coached by internationally notable actors and athletes. Wata supports youth development in many ways, such as school boy football and athletics. This is simply an extension of Wata’s involvement in such community projects.”
The RuJohn Foundation has provided resources for thousands of underprivileged youth in Jamaica and the United States, leaving them with priceless memories, life lessons, and the confidence to achieve inschool and other endeavors. In addition to offering students the unique opportunity to experience sports camps and acting workshops led by professional athletes and entertainers, the foundation has also provided academic scholarships and funding for school lunch programs. Donations have also been made in the form of computers, desks, printers, backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils
In the past, the RuJohn Foundation has offered assistance for hurricane victims, refurbished two basketball courts and renovated the athletic building at Kingston College, where the camp is hosted annually.
The Wata sponsored RuJohn Foundation Sports Camp was a memorable experience for the youngsters in attendance. The camp participants have definitely benefited from the workshops. We hope they will apply this self-belief and motivation both on and off court and the field of play.