The Dancehall star made the donation while he performed at the Jamaican women's netball team 'Goal To Gold' send-off party: "I'll always pledge my part and be a part of progress"
Teejay alongside Olivia 'Babsy' Grange on the send-off party event
The Jamaican women's netball team has enjoyed unexpected support in their journey to the 2023 World Championships in South Africa.
Dancehall artiste Teejay performed at the Knutsford Court Hotel at the Official Sunshine Girls Sendd-off party, under the theme 'Goal Is Gold'. The event was hosted by the Minister of Culture, Gender, entertainment and Sport – Hon. Olivia 'Babsy' Grange.
Some of the Sunshine Girls team players joined Teejay on set during his 'Drift', performance and so too did Babsy, as she popularly referred to – all doing the popular Drift dance. The Uptop Boss made the $500,000 JMD donation through his Timoy Jones Foundation at the end of the performance.
"Once it a progress, I'll always pledge my part and be a part of progress, and if a the Sushine Girls reach where they are now, it's a progress. so for Timoy Jones Foundation it's a blessings. I did it from my heart, for the culture", said the singjay.
Jamaica's Sunshine Girls made history on Friday after winning their first-ever gold medal at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean champions with a 50-36 victory over Trinidad and Tobago.
The 12-member Sunshine Girls squad to South Africa is Captained by Jhaniele Fowler. The squad will travel to the 16th staging of the Vitality Netball World Cup set for July 28 to August 6 in Cape Town, South Africa. Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls will be among 16 teams vying for the World Cup trophy.
Sunshine girls team members drifting to the summer anthem along Teejay
The national netball team’s best placings at the Netball World Cup were third-place finishes at the 1991, 2003 and 2007 editions. The Jamaicans will face Sri Lanka in their first match at the tournament on July 28.
The team expressed thanks to TeeJay for supporting their mission to South Africa. Teejay was recently signed to Warner Music and Records and is also the FLOW SUMMA Campaign Ambassador. You can catch him LIVE in his hometown of Montego Bay for Sumfest 2023.