CARIBBEAN EDUCATION INITIATIVE’S 3RD ANNUAL HOOD HOOPS LEAGUE
November 5, 2010 (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) — The Caribbean Education Initiative with the assistance of the Department of Housing Parks & Recreation and the Virgin Islands Police Department will commence the THIRD ANNUAL 13-15 “Hood Hoops League” between the St. Croix and the St. Thomas/St. John districts. The league is scheduled to tip off on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 on the island of St. Thomas. Sponsorship for the league is provided by NBA star and Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan.
The St. Thomas division will play on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday schedule. Participating teams in the St. Thomas/St.John division include: Nadir-Blazers, Bordeaux-48ers, Kirwin Terrace-Bust It, Hidden Valley-Magic, Hospital Ground-Da Nx Thing, Paul M. Pearson Gardens-Da Heat Is On, and out of St. John-Umoja. The St. Croix division will play on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule. Participants in the St. Croix Division include: Frederiksted-Boyz Dem, Sion Farm-Zion, Candido Guadalupe (Friedensborg)-Hoyas, John F. Kennedy-Working Together, and Barren Spot-Mo Fire.
Division champs will compete in a Best-of-3 Series with the assistance of the VI Sea Trans. The league has confirmed the participation of six teams on St. Thomas, five teams on St. Croix, and one on St. John. There are currently two spots available within the St. Croix division interested teams should immediately contact Rashidi at the Caribbean Education Initiative (340)277.9552.
About the Caribbean Education Initiative:
The Caribbean Education Initiative is a registered tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aimed at establishing and enhancing educational opportunities while supporting progress in our community. CEI not only values the importance of education, we value the importance of well-rounded young people. For that reason, we contribute to and support organizations that promote athletics, cultural preservation, art, music, and enrichment programs for our young adults.
CEI is a non-political organization that focuses on the development of education in the Caribbean regardless of age, race, religious beliefs or ethnic background. This organization’s goal is to restore hope, reduce fear, and increase pride in our Caribbean community, using the Virgin Islands as a model. CEI is establishing and assisting with programs that promote educational, enrichment, sports, arts and cultural programs. We are here to enhance the lives of the children of the Virgin Islands.
Rashidi M. Clenance
Vice President, Caribbean Education Initiative