On November 12, 2012 The Lester Marsh Sports Foundation was officially created as a legal body that can represent the youth and people in the parish of St. Ann and Jamaica at large.
One of the main objectives of the Lester Marsh Sports Foundation is to take in interested and talented at risk young people and provide each of them with an opportunity to become a professional athlete while obtaining skills training during their non atheletic training hours.
The Foundation has been very fortunate to have a home in the Content Garden community in the parish of St. Ann.
The facility is situated on over 3 acres and was donated by the late Lester Marsh, father of the former member of parliament for St. Ann Mr. Robert Marsh (now retired)
The Foundation is now a legal entity with all the relevant procedures and by-laws in place to allow it to accept donations, gifts, grants etc. in exchange for tax incentives and other meaningful rewards to donors from Jamaica and around the world.
The Lester Marsh Sports Foundation has already notched up the following achievements
Sent teams to all major local track and field events with good representation at each
Fielded a winning cricket team which has in the past had a 15 year winning streak
Taken 2 at risk boys from the age of 10 and moulded them into national cricket players
After cricket one of the boys became the Executive Chef at the 5 Star Couples Resorts.
This YouTube video shows the Upcomers Athletic Club (the name of the Lester Marsh Sports Foundation's track and field arm) winning the relay at one of the major track and field meets in Jamaica.
The website, fax number and phone numbers will be published on the foundations website in the coming weeks. However for further details please do not hesitate to contact Foundation Charter Board Member Rory Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 876-277-2934
Lester Marsh Sports Foundation is now Official