A Dominican athlete is better equipped to compete in the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships carded for Medellin, Colombia, next week thanks to the Marigot Development Corporation (MDC).
MDC has secured $2,000 in kit and gear to assist Chelsey Linton in achieving her goal of a total of 5,000 heptathlon points when she represents Dominica in the under-19 games.
Chelsey, from Marigot, is a member of the WesMar Rangers Athletics Club and the 2010 gold medalist of the Central America and the Caribbean A&B Junior Championship. She already boasts of a personal best of 4,504 points for the seven event heptathlon at the junior event.
Many benefactors from the Marigot community made donations including Rogerson Riviere, Country Style Bread, Cisne Pascal, Dr. Irving Pascal, Peter Alfred and Curvin St. Hillaire.
Linton departed Dominica on August 21 with her coach Godwin Dorsette. The duo will be joined by Thea Lafond in Colombia to form the Dominica contingent.
“The MDC wishes Chelsey and Thea all the best at the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship in Colombia,” Chairman of the MDC, Michael Pascal, said.