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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><SPAN class=TopStory>Digicel joins Prendergast for second summer camp</SPAN>
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    Monday, August 07, 2006
    <P class=StoryText align=justify>Mobile communications company Digicel has joined forces with FIFA referee Peter Prendergast to host two football camps for Jamaican youngsters this summer.<P class=StoryText align=justify>A summer programme for youngsters between the ages of five and 13, the Jamaica Juniors Football Camps are held at the Buttercup Field, Mona, and Ferdie Neita Park in Portmore, St Catherine.<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=120 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD><SPAN class=Description>PRENDERGAST ... to pass on the benefit of his experience to the youth </SPAN></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P class=StoryText align=justify>In both locations, the three-week camps, which take place Mondays through Fridays, are divided into two sessions. The first was held between July 10 and 28 and the second will commence tomorrow and end on August 25.<P class=StoryText align=justify>The camps cater to youths from a wide variety of communities and are meant to provide a fun-filled medium for kids to participate in the interactive sport while learning essential life skills.
    The children are also expected to have daily discussions, which provide them with an outlet for expression and cultivate positive values and attitudes.<P class=StoryText align=justify>Some of the topics include teamwork, fair play, respect for self and others and unity, consistent with the ideologies of the national and international football governing bodies.
    Digicel has assisted in providing gear and great giveaways for the participating children in order to make the experience a more gratifying one.<P class=StoryText align=justify>According to Heather Shields, Digicel's head of marketing, "this programme is important to the development of football in Jamaica and Digicel is proud to support it.<P class=StoryText align=justify>"We have an iconic figure in the Caribbean... Peter Prendergast, and it's fantastic that he has chosen to pass on the benefit of his experience to our youth in this manner.
    "The programme is also a godsend to those parents who need outlets for their children during the long summer holidays."<P class=StoryText align=justify>
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."