Athletics

JAAA President Unsure If Jamaican Athletes Have Benefitted From Global Athlete Welfare Fund

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Dr  Warren Blake, says the local governing body has not been informed if any Jamaicans are among the 193 athletes who have been offered grants by World Athletics from the Athlete Welfare Fund.

The fund was created to help support athletes experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be assisting athletes from 53 member associations.

World Athletics, along with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), created the fund after the pandemic resulted in the loss of income for athletes.

Each athlete will receive US $3000 from the $600,000 total contributed by philanthropists.

Read more at radiojamaicaonline

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