On 25th May 2018, Betway Ghana hosted their first community basketball tournament as part of continuing their commitment to enriching lives through sport. The event included both a headline basketball tournament and a number of additional crowd-participation events like the 3-pointer shootout.
The community basket tournament w in collaboration with Ghana’s Regional Basketball Association. The tournament’s primary aim was to offer talented basketball players and teams in communities in and around Takoradi an opportunity to showcase their talent.
Eight teams from the area faced each other in a stiff but fun competition with the winning teams walking away with cash prizes. Fans of the game also got a chance to compete for prizes in the slam dunk competition, 3-pointer shootout and the free throw contest.
Speaking to the press, Betway’s Country Manager, Kwabena Oppong Nkrumah highlighted the positive influence this tournament would have in promoting local basketball talent, the community and the country as a whole.
“The Betway basketball community tournament is about every community and every team. In the true spirit of sport, it is about giving opportunity to the individuals and teams which prove they have what it takes where it really matters, on the court,” he said.
Betway is no stranger to county’s sporting community and is the official headline sponsor of four leading Ghana premier league clubs. The basketball tournament is just the latest addition to Betway’s portfolio of events geared towards the development of sports in Ghana. In the last two years, Betway Ghana has been a part of a thought leadership seminar, regional Easter Gala and a much publicised soccer talent search.