The Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Pocket Rocket Foundation treated hundreds of residents of the Waterhouse community to gift certificates and grocery bags on Saturday.It was the 14th year that the Olympian has drawn corporate Jamaica to assist the community that she grew up in and this year the assistance amounted to approximately $2 million in cash and kind. The event was held at the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Resource Centre on Penwood Road in Waterhouse.
Like it did last year, the COVID-19 pandemic restricted the usual fanfare. The recipients were only allowed to collect the items and exit the venue.
Form its start until 2019, the annual event included fun activities for children during the day, with food treats provided. Last year it took the form of a drive-through delivery of packages because of the ongoing pandemic.
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