Terol Jackasal of Grenville, St. Andrew is the winner of the first prize of one Lexus Car IS200 in a raffle organized by the Police Sports Club.
Jackasal and four other lucky winners received their prizes at a ceremony held last Friday at police headquarters at Fort George.
The second prize of a 40” Smart TV went to Eve Joseph of Darbeau, St. George’s and the third prizewinner of a laptop was Lestra Smith of La Borie, St. George’s.
Kimez Alexander of Lauriston, Carriacou received the fourth prize of a day pass for two at Sandals Resort and Ashley Smith of Pearl’s St. Andrew won the fifth prize of a Samsung Ipad Tablet.
The raffle was held to raise funds to assist the police cricket team to travel to Trinidad in April to partake in the Regional Security Services (RSS) T20 competition.
Member of the Police Sports Club, Corporal Kelon Noel explained why the raffle was needed to help send the lawmen off to the neighbouring island.
“It is a competition that has been going on for more than 10 years and it is one of the ways that we get by, meaning that we from the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), we don’t have all the funds that is needed for expenses and accommodation and so on”, he said.
“…So the Sports Club would have come up with the idea to hold a raffle and we use the funds that was generated to assist us to go to Trinidad in April of 2017,” he added.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Michael Francois commended the winners for their support and said the funds raised will go a long way in providing the assistance that is needed by the Sports Club.
“Your involvement in the raffle which was just drawn would go a long way as we know the cost of regional travel at this time…”, he said.
In addition, ACP Francois alluded to the logistical arrangements to be put in place in moving 30 plus persons to one of the neighbouring islands.
He went on to say: “The cost of travel is quite a lot to have them participate in this tournament. However, these tournaments are extremely important to the Royal Grenada Police Force because it adds a lot to our security in the region.
“…By participating in these tournaments our police officers have been networking with members of various police forces throughout the Caribbean and we have been building bonds and friendships which would have assisted us in solving many of our crimes in the area of drugs and criminal activities; particularly in islands around us, that are not too fortunate as us to have low crime rate,” he added.
ACP Francois urged the prizewinners to put their winnings to good use.