Sponsor Levern Spencer for Tokyo Olympics 2021

The Union of St. Lucian Overseas Associations (USLOA) includes diaspora associations from across Europe, USA, Canada and the Caribbean.  We strive
to promote and enhance the quality of life of all St. Lucians by fostering harmony and cooperation amongst our member associations.   

The USLOA  is sponsoring a campaign to enable Levern Spencer to represent St. Lucia, and win, at the Tokyo Olympics Games in Tokyo in August 2021.     

Levern Spencer is undoubtedly Saint Lucia’s most accomplished track and field athlete, and a sporting pioneer and role model for all Saint Lucians.  She has competed in high jump finals at World Championships and Olympic Games, and has won gold medals at the Saint Lucian, Caricom, Caribbean, and North and Central America Championships.

Levern was scheduled to represent St Lucia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and without precedent, the Games were  postponed by 12 months to 2021.  
In addition all major organised sports worldwide have also been halted, including the 2020 Diamond League and other professional athletic competitions.   

Unable to compete and, therefore, earn, elite athletes face the daunting task of affording the considerable costs of extended coaching and training programmes toward Tokyo 2021, whilst remaining focus on their preparation.   Levern’s main competitors are elite athletes mainly from Scandinavian, Europe, Russia and the Baltic states, who are able to draw on extensive financial support from their national programmes and sponsors.  Such scale of resources and opportunities are not available to Saint Lucia and, therefore, to Levern.

That is why we are calling on the Saint Lucia Diaspora to support and promote our campaign.  Together we can ensure that Levern Spencer is able to continue her preparation to be in the best possible shape to represent Saint Lucia, and win, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. 

About Lavern Spencer

From her early school years in Babonneau, and since becoming the Saint Lucian national High Jump champion and record holder in 1998, Levern has represented her country with distinction locally, regionally and internationally.  During this lengthy career Levern has accumulated a phenomenal record of achievements for Saint Lucia, including being the first (and mainly the only) Saint Lucian to: 

·     qualify and medal at the World Youth Championships – wining the bronze medal in 2001;

·     won gold medals at the Pan American Games, achieving this twice in Canada in 2015 and Peru in 2019;

·     qualify for and medalled at the Continental Cup where she represented the Americas; 

·     compete and medalled at the prestigious annual Diamond League Athletics professional competitions over the past 11 years;
·     qualify for and medalled at the World Indoor Athletics Championships – having done so for the past 7 championships;

·     qualify for and medalled at the Commonwealth Games (all 5 Games between 2002 and 2018) – medalling on 3 occasions including a historic gold in 2018;     

·     qualify for the World Athletics Championships, which she has done for the pass 8 consecutive championships; and 

·     qualify for the finals of the Olympic Games – qualifying for the last 3 consecutive Games, placing a commendable 6th in the finals in 2016.

 Unsurprisingly, Levern has won Saint Lucia’s Sportswoman Of The Year title a record 16 times. Levern’s full sporting profile and achievements can be found at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levern_Spencer.

Peter Matthew
Director (UK) USLOA


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Peter Matthew 
Raised £985 from 10 donations
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