Patrick Ewing, U.S. Chargé Bowers Dare Bahamian Youth to Dream Big!

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Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis and NBA star Patrick Ewing week-long summer training camp the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau.

Nassau, Bahamas – On August 13, 2019, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers witnessed the power of sports to inspire young people, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau.  The renowned Georgetown University men’s basketball team, the Georgetown Hoyas and their coach, Patrick Ewing, are in Nassau until August 17 for a week-long summer training camp, which included a basketball clinic with dozens of Bahamian youth. 

After watching the Hoyas practice, Chargé Bowers joined famed coach and NBA star Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas in engaging and encouraging about 50 young Bahamians, both girls and boys.  Chargé Bowers reminded the young players that practice and discipline are just as important in the classroom as they are on the basketball court, and that teamwork, discipline, and good sportsmanship will help them both on and off the court throughout their lives.  She joined coach Ewing in daring the youngsters to “dream big,” and to work hard to achieve those dreams.

The Hoyas received around 50 young girls and boys from several local basketball teams and summer camps, all of which share the goal of using sports to educate and empower young children and teenagers. The basketball clinic with the Hoyas was organized by Complete Sports Management, and included Youth Against Violence, Supreme Ballers, Baintown Youth Development, Providence Basketball, and Diamond Basketball Development Program.  

The Hoyas are in Nassau playing a series of exhibition games against national and professional teams at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island between now and August 17.  This is their first trip under head coach Patrick Ewing, who made an impressive 10 consecutive NBA All-Star appearances during his 17-year professional career.

Chargé Bowers and Coach Patrick Ewing encourage Bahamian youth to “dream big.” [Photo Credit: Complete Sports Management]
  • hollis curtis

    Be very careful how you slander people . you sound like a weak and petty person that can’t let go just remember that man did a lot for this country . and for piece of shit like you to disrespecting him .is wrong he has adult kids . would you like someone to do that to you? Well tell you what you see how you laughing at him you will be worse than you rejoicing of his so call sickness. You tear this man down . for politics .wow how weak. Get a life you garbage .I don’t get in these topics but had to say something and I was mad.idid not agree with everything he did but he deserves are respect.