Blue Chip Basketball Academy strengthening ties with SVG
The Blue Chip Basketball Academy (BCBA), established by Vincentian Kishon Bishop, a current national basketballer who is residing in North Carolina, USA, has extended its operations by having a BCBA SVG.
Kendale Thomas, a former St Vincent and the Grenadines player, has been appointed head of basketball operations BCBA SVG.
Already firmed up, the BCBA SVG recently partnered with the Girlsâ High School, by becoming that institutionâs official sponsor of its basketball programme.
The partnership agreement includes the BCBA providing team warm-up gear and uniforms for participation in schoolsâ tournaments.
Additionally, the agreement will see the Girlsâ High School team using the name BCBA Womenâs Team when competing in any tournaments or leagues that are not inter-secondary related.
According to the BCBA, Thomas will work closely with the coaches of the Girlsâ High School basketball team and assist in the delivery of the programme.
The BCBA SVG will, in late July, early August this year, host its second Annual Veronica Bishop Classic at the Campden Park hard court, with skills sessions held for both the womenâs and menâs teams.
BCBA SVG will also establish a male and youth basketball team from the Campden Park community, to compete in local and regional competitions.
The mission of the BCBA is to provide quality, professional basketball training programmes and leagues for children who are aspiring to become elite players at all levels of competition, specializing in small group skills training, competitive leagues, and youth camps.
Bishop, originally from Campden Park, a basketball leader/trainer in the Triad area, is also the assistant varsity menâs basketball coach at West Forsyth High School and owner/director of Hope & Hope Inc.