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Basketball fundraiser organised for national player – Antigua

The newly elected executive of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) has announced the hosting of a fundraiser event dubbed the ‘President’s Cup’, the proceeds of which will go to national player, Kenya Achom.

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The event will take place on April 23rd at the JSC Sports Complex with all proceeds going to Achom who was one of several victims to lost their homes to a fire on March 10th in Point.

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“We just want him to know that the basketball fraternity is behind him and we stand ready to support him and so we are going to put on a tournament in that regard so we could show the love,” ABBA President Michael Freeland explained.

This competition will be a five-a-side event and is open to the public.

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All proceeds from the 2022 Presidents Cup will be donated. There will be no cash prizes, but the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners may be subject to receiving in-kind prizes.

President’s Cup basketball tournament organised to aid national player Kenya Achom  Antigua Observer

EARLIER: Thursday night fire damage numerous houses – Antigua

10 March – Fire-hit families in Point have been left counting the cost of the damage after Thursday night’s devastating blaze which destroyed several homes.

The fire broke out shortly after 7.30pm on lower St George’s Street and is thought to have started on the top floor of a two-storey property.

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Fire Chief Elvis Weaver told Observer yesterday that at least four homes had been totally destroyed and two more damaged, describing the incident as a “rough time” for his team.

Dr Jacqui Quinn, former Member of Parliament and President of the Concerned Citizens group, told Observer last night that the body had spent Friday making contact with the affected residents to assess their needs. Read more.

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