Women’s basketball just saw the end of its regular season campaign. Though the Women of Valour All Stars did not have the greatest showing they did do well to nab sponsorship.
Jacques Scott was the chief sponsor of the 2011 national women’s league team. Their support centred on duffle bags and Milo products for the girls, who ended their season last Sunday. The side had just one win this year though they had a top-ranked offence.
The Women of Valour may not be in the playoffs but club founder Redver Ebanks states netting Jacques Scott is a better result. “Jacques Scott has been a tremendous help to youth basketball,” Ebanks said.
“They helped provide the T-shirts for my programme and gave the national Under-16 team playing shoes. Most of the girls in my programme play for that U16 team so the last 12 months has felt like a close partnership.
The photo opportunity today came out of a desire to find out more about the Jacques Scott facilities.
“As a coach their support means less stress. At least basketball can still get some financial support even in a recession.” A number of players joined Ebanks for the photo session at Jacques Scott.
Among them was Chloe Powery, 13. The young guard was the third-leading scorer in the league averaging 17.4 points per game and was fourth in passing averaging 2.2 assists (her team-mate Felecia Connor was fifth with 2.2 dishes per contest).
Jacques Scott brand manager Eva Atkinson states that the company readily supports basketball and by extension young Caymanians. “Essentially, we donated Milo prizes and duffle bags for both the U19 league and the women’s competition.
“We also sponsored the team. At Jacques Scott we feel it’s great to be involved with local sports and we take pride in helping the community, especially young athletes.”