The constant organising of community basketball leagues annually for over the past 20 years has led the husband and wife team of Bobby and Jasmine Joseph to form B&J Sports Promotion.
Jasmine said the creation of the organisation is to assists other communities with their sporting development as well as help to provide talented youngsters with opportunities to attain athletic scholarships.
“My husband Bobby Joseph has been for years now organising community leagues and tournaments so we just decided to work together and try and reach, not only reach the Gray’s Farm community, but to see if we can spread the type of community sporting development, particularly basketball, throughout the island,” Jasmine said.
“And in addition to that we are looking to marry academics with sporting talents so that scholarships can be more readily attained by talented young people.”
Jasmine said she and her husband is yet to decide whether or not to register B&J Sports Promotion as a non-profit organisation.
“It is not a company at this point. It is just an organisation for the moment because we are checking our options as to whether we should establish it as a non-profit or corporate or as to the type of entity we want to develop. So we are still exploring our options where that is concerned,” Jasmine said.
Her husband started organising competition in the late 1970s when he initiated the Gray’s Green community league.
That has since evolved into the Gray’s Green/Rockersville Invitational league.
He has also been instrumental in assisting several other communities in organising similar competitions.
This year the Joseph’s added another event to their organising calendar with the inauguration of the Prime Minister’s Cup Basketball Classic.