Mackeson Smooth Moves B/ball winners receives incentives
Pacesetters ‘A’ collect $1Million
The successful teams from the inaugural Mackeson Smooth Moves 3-on-3 Street
Basketball competition sponsored by Ansa McAl received their financial rewards yesterday morning at Ansa McAl’s East Coast Demerara Head Office at BV.
After a belated entry just when some thought they were not interested in becoming a millionaire team, Pacesetters ‘A’s representative Travis Burnett arrived almost an hour late to collect the $1Million winner’s cheque from Ansa McAl’s Marketing Director Troy Cadogan.
Desmond Chin of King Street Ballers collected the runner-up prize of $200,000, while Captain of ‘Above the Rim’ Oneico Fraser received the third prize of $100,000.
Fifty thousand dollars went to Amelia’s Ward Jets for finishing in the fourth position of the competition which commenced on the 2nd of last moth at the McKenzie Sports Club in Linden.
Cadogan, a former Malteenoes youth cricketer and a big football enthusiast, told the gathering that as someone who played some basketball in his young days he was delighted to be a part of this nationwide competition which was staged to resurrect the interest for Basketball in Guyana and to provide Street Basketball players an opportunity to showcase their skill on a national level.
Cadogan informed that 150 teams, including ones from Linden, Bartica, and Berbice, participated and described the overall success of the competition as fair and said that next year the competition should be bigger and better. (Sean Devers)