Jamaica’s Sports Minister the Hon. Olivia Grange has announced that as part of the celebrations for Jamaica's 60th Independence Anniversary, the government will be providing scholarships for 60 'CHAMPS' athletes.
This announcement was made at the official launch of the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships on Tuesday.
The ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships, also known as 'CHAMPS', is an annual Jamaican high school track and field meet held by Jamaica's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association.
The five-day event, held during the last week before Easter, is the biggest track and field event involving high school students anywhere in the world.
CHAMPS has not been held since it was cancelled in 2020.
The Jamaican Sports Minister noted that top CHAMPS athletes are expected to be on show again at the Carifta Games, one week after this year’s high school championship concludes.
Jamaica’s Government will be awarding sixty scholarships to 60 of these athletes.
They have not yet announced how these athletes will be chosen. (SportsMax)