Berbice Basketball Association receives boost from former player
Basketball players in the Ancient County have some reasons to shout about when the Association recently received a timely donation of some Basketballs, Nets and pumps from a former Berbice player and overseas based, Bonny Mingo.
Mingo, who now resides in the USA, had a long and illustrious carrier as a basketball player in the Ancient County in which he donned the colours of many of the leading clubs at the time. He also went to national trials on a number of occasions and rubbed shoulders with many of past Guyana stalwarts of his time. Now a veteran and living overseas he was recently in the country and instantly remembered his glory days in Berbice. However Mingo had to return overseas before he could hand over the equipment.
The presentation was done at a simple ceremony at the Basketball Summer camp being held at the Vryman’s Erven Basketball court by former national Volleyball stalwart, captain and coach , Basketball player and cyclist and also overseas based Guyanese, Charles “Wheels” Henry, a long time friend and club mate of Mingo.
Henry in his speech to the young players reminded them of the glory days of Berbice basketball and urged them to care and make full use of the equipment received. He challenged them to lift their game and return Berbice basketball to what it was before.
He reminded the youths that they must have discipline and also implored them to take their education seriously, because education is vital for their future endeavours.
The youths thanked Henry on behalf of Mingo and asked him to convey their happiness and sentiments to Mingo for remembering them.
They promised to care and cherish the equipment and promised that they will be used solely for the purpose intended. (Samuel Whyte)