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Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) is a 501c 3 not-for-profit, based in New York; formed some seventeen years ago under the leadership of Irwine Clare, to provide much needed support for Jamaican athletes who compete at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania.
Currently, TJB services extend to a delegation of approximately five (500) hundred students and coaches from Jamaica and approximately sixty (60) from Trinidad and Tobago. For 2011, TJB will officially welcome a delegation from St. Vincent & The Grenadines, on board.
In past years TJB has welcomed and extended its services to delegations of students and coaches from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Guyana and Barbados and will continue to expand its services.
Team Jamaica Bickle, provides the following during the course of these relays:
• Meals and other refreshments
• Physical therapy and medical services
• Transportation to and from the stadium each day
• Airport Transportation: arrival & departure
• Subsidized hotel rates
• Subsidized air fare
In 1999, Team Jamaica Bickle became the 1st Jamaican organization to be a participating sponsor at the Penn Relays. As a result the Jamaican flag became the first foreign flag to be flown at the Penn Relays, a distinction unmatched. Over the years, TJB has received several proclamations and awards from several local and national entities.