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Asafa Powell to launch charity

Former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell will, on November 4, launch his very own charitable foundation – The Asafa Powell Foundation – aimed at assisting with the development of track and field in Jamaica. The venue for the launch will be announced this week.

Powell, who burst on to the international scene in 2003, said for a long time he considered starting a charity to give back to the sport that has helped make him famous. “I’ve always wanted to start a foundation that would help with the development of track and field in Jamaica,” he said yesterday during a telephone interview.

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“It’s going to be a nice evening catering to a mixed audience,” said Powell, the 2006 Commonwealth Games champion. “We are going for people like Tarrus Riley, Barrington Levy and Beres Hammond.”…..Read More

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  1. waynef

    October 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    great move Asafa. another reason why you are my favourite athlete.

  2. Rosemarie

    November 10, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Asafa or AFASA this is a great move. This has help to underline your humility and pride as a true Jamaican. I hope that others like yourself will see this as an inspiration to help whereever they can. GO, GO ,GO ASAFA ‘AFASA’ POWELL.

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