Feb 11, 2013 Sports Comments Off on US-based Maxie Stephens donates trophies for Linden U-19 Schools b/ball c/ships
Plans are continuing for the successful staging of the 9th annual Linden Secondary Schools Under-19 basketball championship. This year the championship will see the Linden Amateur Basketball Association organising the competition which in the past eight years was planned by the Victory Valley Royals Basketball Club.
The defending champions are Linden Technical Institute, with Christianburg/ Wismar Secondary, Mackenzie High, New Silvercity Secondary, Wisburg Secondary, and Linden Foundation Secondary to other schools set to challenge.
In support of the championship United States-based Guyanese Maxi Stephens has committed by donating ten of the twelve individual award trophies, while the other two, for the Most Valuable Players in the final, will be donated by the founder of the tournament Linden ‘Sancho’ Alphonso, another overseas-based Guyanese.
The tournament will run for eleven days, starting on Monday April 8 and will be played every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with the semifinals on April 29 and the final set for May 1.
And former national women’s coach, Linden ‘Sancho’ Alphonso, who maintains supporting the championship and is continuing to garner assistance from entities in United States where he is based, has committed to donating the two Most Valuable Player Trophies for the final.
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