Candice McLeod gets sponsorship support from Sunshine Snacks | Loop Jamaica

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Olympic 400 metres finalist Candice McLeod has entered into a sponsorship deal with Sunshine Snacks for the new track and field season.

The distributors of Sunshine Snacks, Confectionery & Snacks Jamaica Limited, will give McLeod financial assistance to offset her training expenses as she prepares for the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon from July 15-24.

McLeod will also receive a healthy supply of the company’s Sun Mix fruits and nuts enriched with protein and other nutrients.

McLeod, 24, represented Jamaica at the Tokyo Olympic Games, where she clocked a personal best 49.51 seconds in the semi-finals of the 400 metres.

She also anchored Jamaica to third place for the bronze medal in the women’s 400m relay in Tokyo. McLeod ran well on the final leg to relegate Canada’s Sage Watson to fourth as Jamaica clocked a season’s best 3 minutes, 21.24 seconds to finish behind the USA (3:16.85) and Poland ( 3:20.53). Roneisha McGregor, Janieve Russell, and Shericka Jackson were the other members of the quartet.

“This motivates me a lot as I gear up for my 2022 season,” said McLeod. “It is an honour to have Sunshine Snacks on board as I have always enjoyed Sun Mix and even took some along with me to Tokyo. For the upcoming season, look out for a ray of sunshine every time I’m on the track.”

“We’re extremely proud of our athletes’ achievements in Tokyo, and we wanted to pledge our support in a meaningful way,” said brand manager for Sunshine Snacks, Shantell Hill-Afonso.

“Candice was the perfect choice as we’ve seen videos of her consuming Sun Mix. We are happy to help McLeod on her journey as she prepares for Oregon. Apart from our financial pledge, she will also have our delicious Sun Mix snacks in her gym bag, serving 24 grams of protein, vitamin E, potassium, and calcium,” Hill-Afonso further stated.