Jungle Jam in Fort George Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:00

Roger Espejo’s 1st-ever ‘Jungle Jam’ was successfully held this past Saturday where scores of residents from the ‘Pickstock Hutment’ area enjoyed a day of community or as Roger Espejo dubs it: ‘A Display of Health and Strength’.

The event was part of the vision Roger Espejo has for the Fort George Constituency in fighting poverty. He strongly believes that by bringing the community closer, albeit through mundane sporting events, young people can appreciate one another more. Espejo holds that it builds sportsmanship, encourages team work, fosters peace and stems rivalry.

The event was graciously opened by Mayor Darrel Bradley where the City’s popular leader even played a couple basketball games with the young men of the area before the basketball tournament started. Councillor Alain Gonzalez also played a major role as he administered a free basic health clinic for anyone wanting to verify their diabetes status and/or blood pressure. Councillors Mike Theus and Alifa Elrington-Hyde were also in attendance to share their time with the residents of this marginalized but ever-hopeful area known as ‘the jungle’.

Councillor Espejo also held a raffle in which residents that participated in the clinic got a chance to win great prizes including a stove. Having been such as success, the promising leader pledges to organize as many ‘Jungle Jams’ throughout the year and at least once per quarter as a part of his ‘Fight Poverty, Not The Poor’ mission for this neighborhood.