Digicel congratulates ICC U-19 World Cup championsPeople usually remember the extraordinary ones – the hard workers and inventors, the movers and shakers. But most of all, they remember the history-makers.Digicel congratulates the members of the West Indies Under-19 cricket team, who have now joined the ranks of the history-makers with their outstanding performance at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.For the past few weeks, the entire region has been focused on the team’s progress throughout the tournament, and its momentous performance has indeed been a source of inspiration and motivation for everyone.In our support for youth and sport development, we constantly repeat the mantra, ‘from grassroots to greatness’, to encourage our young athletes to aim for the highest in all their pursuits. We are sure that this achievement by the team will also serve as encouragement for Caribbean youth who aspire to cricket beyond national borders.On that note, we also extend the heartiest of commendations to our local players Michael Frew, Shahid Crooks and Odean Smith for their outstanding performance, while representing Jamaica. We are especially delighted to see the growth and development of Michael Frew, who was a member of the winning team in the Digicel/ISSA T20 Tournament last year.The success of the team has no doubt set the stage for the exciting 2016 Caribbean Premier League season, which is fast-approaching. This accomplishment has helped to create renewed passion and pride in the sport for Caribbean people and promises a bright future ahead for West Indies cricket.
The Fanfest features food and drinks from various vendors as the Drake Relays pairs world-class track and field with the festive atmosphere of a street festival. Portz graduated from Drake in 2011 and moved to Nashville five days later to pursue a career in the music industry as a recording artist, songwriter and touring musician. Since moving to Music City, Portz has headlined seven U.S. military tours across the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Her songs and vocals have been featured on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, CBS’ Big Brother and MTV. She has opened for acts such as Martina McBride, Dan + Shay, David Cook, A Thousand Horses and Michael Ray. Drake University alumna, Danika Portz, is making a return to campus Saturday, April 27, to perform at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Fanfest. Portz will perform three free acoustic sets for Drake Relays fans and the community to enjoy Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Fanfest located on Forest Ave outside the iconic brick walls of Drake Stadium.The busy thoroughfare, also known as Paul F. Morrison Way, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 25th to 30th Streets to create the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Fanfest adjacent to Drake Stadium and Blue Oval. Check out Danika’s music online or through her website: www.danikaportz.comPrint Friendly Version