Here is a term you haven’t heard for a while, Jamaican Bobsled Team. When American businessmen, George Fitch and William Maloney, decided to found the Jamaican Bobsled Team, they took a gamble. Jamaica is a tropical island and had never sent a team to the Winter Olympics, and bobsledding was virtually unknown to the island residents. However, Jamaica is known for incredible talent in track events. The Jamaican Bobsled team first started as a team in 1987 with four pioneers, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Samuel Clayton and Devon Harris.
This last week, during a break in their training, I got the privilege to host 2 up and coming Jamaican Bobsled Team athletes in my home, Cleon Hall and Seldwyn Deyvoi Morgan. It just happened to also be Thanksgiving week so my house is a busy place. I am not really sure how they ended up at my house but Nigel Swaby called in a favor and it has been such a great experience. These young men are fabulous athletes as well as extremely nice kids.
I took them to some popular hangouts in Salt Lake City for some night life. They are the same age as my sons but my sons were not in town so Mom had to hang at the bars. They attended a house poker party, downtown Salt Lake City offered Gracies Bar and Murphys Bar and Grill, Club 90 had karaoke, and then to Club Habits for some dancing on Saturday night.
The next generation of Jamaican bobsled dreamers need help to continue their preparation for the next season and would like to take you along for the ride through a new television reality show. They are running a crowd funding campaign here -> https://coolrunnings.tilt.com/pushing-for-gold. Please join in and help these starving athletes.