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Gold rings, new junior league in basketball competition

Photo Credit: Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League.

PRESS RELEASE – As momentum continues to build for the 2017 annual Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, the competition is getting even more exciting.

The League is pleased to announce that, in celebration of its 5th year anniversary, the 2017 Championship team will be awarded gold rings, according to Chairwoman of the League Committee Mrs. Kharid T. Fraser.

She said, “it was thought that, as the League reached this milestone, we had to do something different, and we thought that gold rings will be appropriate to show our appreciation to the players, coaches and managers for their hard work, commitment and dedication to the League.”

Mrs. Fraser promised that, in the coming weeks, a date will be made public on the start and ending schedule of the 2017 season which will start in August.

New junior league ages

Meanwhile, Mrs. Fraser added that the By-Laws that govern the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League were amendment by the League Committee and approved by the Directors to make provision for two different age groups for the Junior League.

Effective in the 2017 season, there will be a 9 to 12 and 13 to 16 age group. The Junior League coordinator is basketball superstar Mr. Jason A. Edwin.

Mrs. Fraser also thanked the many sponsors who have supported the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League over the past four years.

The League was founded in 2013 by Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Third District Representative and Bishop John I. Cline of the Save the Seed Energy Centre and New Life Baptist Church.

The objectives of the Basketball League include to provide wholesome basketball competitive games in a family environment while promoting discipline and respect for each player, fans, the League Committee, the game, God, and country.

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