PWC boosts youth hoops again

For the fourth year in a row
PricewaterhouseCoopers have become the title sponsor of the Under-16 Girls and
Boys Basketball Leagues.

Last week the company announced their
sponsorship at their headquarters. PwC partner Frazer Lindsay handed over a
cheque to Cayman Islands Basketball Association President Bryan Hunter.

On hand for the presentation was
basketball association competition chairman, Acting Director of the Department
of Youth and Sports and 2010 YCLA winner Collin Anglin.

The leagues, which began last Thursday
4 May, will have four teams in the girls division in the Monarchs, Comets, Lynx
and Sparks. Six
teams will form the boys division in the Knights, Bodden Town,
Ballaz, Air Bros, Rim Shakers and All Starz. 

Mr. Hunter said “I would like to
thank PwC for being the sponsor of the U16 Boys and Girls Leagues for the
fourth consecutive year.  Without the
generous support of our sponsors such as PwC, the basketball association would
not be able to implement our youth development strategy.”

Mr Peter Small, a Director at PwC,
added “We are delighted to be supporting the U16 leagues again this year. We believe
that promoting sports among young people is vital to promoting healthy
lifestyles. Basketball is one of the most popular sports on the island so it is
a natural choice for the firm to get involved.”

Technical Director of the
basketball association Coach Victor “Voot” O’Garro said “We intend to track and
publish player and team statistics on the leagues, which will give more avenues
of recognition to the players, who are at their prime for learning and it is
important at this level they have proper competition.

“These children are the future of
basketball for Cayman and it is important that we give them every opportunity
to excel.”

News of the league returning to
local basketball comes after last year’s efforts. In the girls division the
Monarchs went undefeated and beat the Lynx in the final. For the Boys All Net
won both the regular season and post-season title, thanks in large part to
local hoops prodigy Brandon Glasgow.

For those wanting to watch the
teams compete, the league games are being held at the basketball association court
off of Eastern Avenue.  For more information and statistics visit
www.caymanbasketball.org. 

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