The Colgate Women’s Games are set to begin, with athletes gearing up for the track and field competition

Kunusasha Medas-King, an elementary school runner, has earned numerous local and national accolades for her impressive performances in races spanning from 200 to 1500 meters. Her success on the track can be attributed to the guidance of her dedicated coach, Andy Medas-King, who hails from Guyana, as well as the invaluable lessons in sportsmanship and competition that she has learned from participating in the esteemed Colgate Women’s Games.

The 48th iteration of the largest track and field event series for women and girls in America, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, will feature a noteworthy increase in educational awards for outstanding athletes in elementary and middle school, high school, college, and open categories.

“This season, scholarship awards will be doubled in value,” said meet director Cheryl Toussaint. “Competitors can earn one of more than 100 educational scholarships awarded by Colgate-Palmolive Company, in $2,000, $1,000, and $500 denominations based on order of finish in the series,” she said.

The outdoor preliminaries of the Colgate Women’s Games will be held at Queens College in Flushing on April 16 and 23, followed by the semi-finals on April 30. The finals of the competition will take place on May 7 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

Female runners, high jumpers, and shot putters from New York City’s five boroughs, its suburbs, and the northeastern United States’ municipalities of all sizes can access required digital entry forms. These forms can be found online at Athletes who have completed digital entry forms will need to attend on-site registration events on March 25 and April 1 at Queens College to obtain their identifying bib number, competitor’s shirt, and a complimentary bag of Colgate-Palmolive health and hygiene products.

The outdoor preliminaries for the Colgate Women’s Games will take place at Queens College in Flushing on April 16 and 23, while the semi-finals will be held on April 30. The finals will take place on May 7 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

Toussaint also announced that ShopRite supermarket chain has become a supporter of the athletic and educational series. ShopRite will host a registration day and special event promoting the Colgate Women’s Games at its Elizabeth, NJ store on April 12.

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