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Sports Inbrief

VOLLEYBALL BVF GETS SUPPORT THE Bahamas Olympic Committee presented the Bahamas Volleyball Federation with $7,000 to replace uniforms stolen from the truck of first vice president Joseph 'Joe Moe' Smith during a practice session at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium last week. Smith is appealing to the culprit who stole the team uniforms for the men's and women's national teams as well as the paraphernalia to distribute to their opponents. He noted that the federation had just purchased the uniforms and they were still in the packages. No printing was made on them as yet. He has asked for the culprits to return the uniforms, even if they just drop them off at the gym without anybody knowing who they are. After voicing their displeasure in the thief, the Bahamas Olympic Committee gave the federation a cheque for $7,000 to replace the uniforms. The federation is preparing to take the teams to the Caribbean Volleyball Championships in St Croix, US Virgin Islands. The men are due to leave on July 13 and the women are scheduled to travel on July 22. The tournament is a qualifier for the Caribbean region to move on to the various major international meets. BASKETBALL BGDBA SEASON OPENING THE Bahamas Government Departmental Women's Basketball Association is slated to begin its 2012 season 7:30pm Thursday at the DW Davis Gym. The opening ceremony and awards presentation to the 2011 champions is expected to be presented by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Danny Johnson. The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Lady Educators are the BGDWBA 2011 champions. Shantel Rolle, a teacher at Stephen Dillet Primary School, was the league's most valuable player (MVP) and Chantiqua Cooper, a customs officer, is the sportsman of the year. BASKETBALL JEFF RODGERS CAMP THE 25th Jeff Rodgers Summer Basketball Camp is slated to officially begin 9am today at the Bahamas Academy Gymnasium on Wulff Road. Camp organiser Jeff Rodgers noted that after hosting the first week last week, he was pleased with the turn out from the boys and girls who are participating in the tournament as it swings into the second week. The tournament is set to run through the end of July. A number of NBA players and coaches are expected to attend the camp, including Muggsy Bouges and Byron Scott. The camp not only teaches youngsters about the game of basketball, but life in general. BALLIN BY BEACH CAMP 'BALLIN By The Beach" Basketball Camp is slated to kick off today at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. The camp, which will run through Friday, is designed to teach young girls the basic skills of the game. Jurrelle Nairn, a former member of the Bahamas Basketball Federation's junior national team, is coordinating the camp. Nairn and coach Charisse Mapp of Salisbury University are putting on the free girls basketball clinic. The camp will run from 9am - 3pm. For more information email ballinbydabeach@gmail.com or contact Anastacia Moultrie at (242) 455-1492. CHAMPION BOXING SUMMER CAMP THE Champion Amateur Boxing Club is slated to hold a summer camp to teach boys and girls discipline through the art of boxing. The youth development programme is scheduled to run from Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 27 at the Wulff Road Boxing Square. There will be two classes each day from 9am to noon and noon to 3pm. Interested persons can contact Ray Minus Jr at 433-4937 or Lester Brown Jr at 552-6879. NPSA SUMMER CAMP New Providence Softball Association is set to host Summer Softball Camp at the Bankers' Field on Saturdays only June 30-July 27. The boys and girls camp is slated to run each Saturday between the hours of 8:30 and 11am for primary level students. Group 1 will feature players between the ages of eight and 11 and group two will comprise of players 12-15 years. The camp will introduce players to throwing, fielding, batting and some basic rules of softball. The camp will be run by ISF and BSF certified coaches. All primary level coaches are invited to come and bring their players. Brunch will be served after each session. NELSON COOPER CLASSIC THE annual Nelson Cooper Peace on Da Streets Basketball Classic is not too far away. It's scheduled for the weekend of July 11-14 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Minister Carlos Reid, the organiser, said they are anticipating this year's classic will be the most highly anticipated event of the summer. "We bring together 38 teams from Nassau, Freeport and now the US to shoot basketballs instead of guns," he said. One of the highlights is the game between the local pastors and the politicians. Another highlight is the world famous Slam Dunk Contest. Lots of prizes and surprises. Teams can sign up at the Hope Center on Thompson Boulevard. OLYMPICS TICKETS SALES THROUGH the International Association of Athletic Associations (IAAF), the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has Olympic Track and Field tickets for purchase. Individuals interested should contact Linda Thompson at the BAAA office at 325 4433 or Alpheus Finlayson at 357 5834. Individual tickets are not available. Tickets can be purchased for the first five days, August 3-7, the second five days, August 7-11 or the complete sessions, August 3-12. The pricing for the sessions are: First Five Days- Category A/B= 2,290 pound sterling. B/C= 1,475 pound sterling. Second Five Days- Category A/B = 2,190 pound sterling. B/C = 1,475. Full Set All Sessions- Category A/B = 3,960 pound sterling. B/C= 2,655 pound sterling. Once there is sufficient orders, the BAAA will contact the IAAF and then the individual will be contacted for their payment. BOWLING SUMMER CAMP MARIO'S Bowling and Family Entertainment Center has announced that its Summer Bowling Camp is scheduled to be held from July 2-13. There will be grooming and fashion consulting by instructor Eye Candy, fitness instruction by instructor Charles Johnson, martial arts by instructor Kent Bazaard and modelling by instructor Delano Sweeting. The camp is slated to run 10am to 2pm. It's open to boys and girls between the ages of six and 13. There will be 13 classes per day. The campers are also expected to participate in a number of field trips. There is limited space and parents interested in enrolling their children are urged to contact Mario's Bowling as soon as possible. DOLPHINS SUMMER CAMP THE Dolphins Swimming Club has announced that it is slated to hold its annual Summer Camp at St John's Swim Complex July 2 to August 17 for the morning session. The afternoon sessions are set to run from July 2 to August 3. It's open to campers between the ages of four and 14 years. The camp will be conducted by coach Geoffrey Eneas, who can be reached at geoff.eneas@swim242.com. Applications are also available on line at www.swim242.com

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