Donations needed for Team 'Jamaica Bickle'

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team-jamaica-bickle-needs-your-help.jpgAbout 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.,has supported athletes and athletic programs for the past 17 years. Currently, TJB services extend to a delegation of approximately 750 Athletes, coaches and volunteers from Jamaica; other Caribbean countries (which includes Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada and Bahamas), as well as from the USA..

In 1999, Team Jamaica Bickle became the first Jamaican organization to be a participating sponsor at the Penn Relays, thus allowing us to partner with our corporate friends. 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.

Team Jamaica Bickle provides the following services:

  • Meals and other refreshments
  • Physical therapy, chiropractic, mentorship and medical services
  • Transportation to and from the stadium each day
  • Airport transportation: arrival & departure
  • Subsidized hotel rate
  • Subsidized air fare

In honor of Jamaica's & Trinidad and Tobago's 50th Anniversary of Independence, TJB's goal is to offer a $50 per night rate tot the athletes - a more than 50% discount.  We are asking for your help in making this a reality. The organization needs to raise $60,000 to meet that need. Every little bit counts. This is in addition to their annual budget of approximately $95,000.

A big push is welcome over the next 3-4 days. We do appreciate the help!!

Please visit There is a donate button on the home page (right side). Your donations are tax deductible!

Please confirm with me one you have made your donation. Alternately you may write a check to Team Jamaica Bickle Inc. and mail to the following address. Please state 'PRO2012', on your check  so I can keep track of my records & efforts. Thank you so very much! And don't hesitate to call me if you need more information.

Please Mail to or I can make arrangements to pick-up:

Team Jamaica Bickle
c/o Irwine G. Clare
Managing Director
Caribbean Immigrant Services, Inc
159-05 Hillside Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432