New Era ENT/Cell Smart/LABA Super -8 ‘March Madness’ …MVP to receive motorcycle
New Era Entertainment group, the promoters of the Cell Smart/LABA March Madness Basketball tournament, promised that the event this year would certainly be one of the biggest of the year and so far, the plans and systems put in place are reflecting such promises made.
Yesterday, the group announced that the person adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament will be riding away with a brand new motorcycle.
It’s the first time in the history of any basketball tournament in Guyana that a player is being rewarded with a motorcycle and according to Co-Director of the New Era Entertainment Aubrey Major Jr, “This is just one step taken to show that we are going to make this tournament one of biggest and most talked about to be held in Linden in recent times.”
He added, “Corporate Supplies will also be giving a pair of basketball sneakers to the MVP as well and as the tournament grows, I know the prizes will get bigger and better. In the end, we want the players to be happy with the tournament because it’s up to them to make this a success as well. The fans too will be involved on a nightly basis so we are anxious for the start of the tournament.”
Major is also grateful for the sponsors who have so far came on board for the tournament, stating, “So far we have Cell Smart, the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation, Corporate Supplies Limited, Bella’s Hardware and Lumber Yard and Gordon Alleyne of New York and I must say thank you and we’re hoping that others can come on board as well.”
The tournament kicks off on March 9 and concludes on March 30 featuring eight teams from Linden all vying to stake claim of the tournament’s $200,000 first prize, second place gets $100,000, third place $75,000 and fourth place $25,000.
Victory Valley Royals, Amelia’s Ward Jets, Kashif and Shanghai Kings, Retrieve Raiders, Bulls, Block 22 Flames, Wismar Pistons and an All-Star team will be the teams participating in tournament that takes on a knock-out format.