Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:45 pm Last modified: 12:35 pm

Senator’s Office Finalizes Plans for Milton M. Newton Summer Classic Basketball Tournament, Ages 13-16

The Milton M. Newton Summer Classic is intended to showcase the talent of boys and girls in the community, build teamwork and solidarity among youth and provide an additional initiative for the island’s youth to be active in outdoors activities.

The activities are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Milton M. Newton Recreational Park in Estate Bordeaux on St. Thomas. A unity youth parade, consisting of organizations, neighborhood clubs and teams marching in unison with each other, will kick-off the event at 5:30 p.m.

Sen. Marvin Blyden indicated the driving force for this event is the unification of all neighborhoods and communities. It is about building up stronger relationships with relatives, families and friends.

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“With the escalation of crime in the territory, we as community leaders must step-up and provide alternative opportunities to stimulate optimism among our youth, enabling them to be more encouraged to pursue sporting careers as noted Virgin Islanders who have made careers in sports, and moreover, to become more competitive in tomorrow’s global market,” said Blyden.

For more information and additional details, contact Sheraine Spivey, the senator’s chief of staff, at 693-3568.

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