President's Letter of Welcome
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Provincial Black Basketball Association (PBBA), we would like to welcome each and every one of you to the 43rd Anniversary year celebration of the PBBA's Invitational Black Basketball Tournament. It has been our goal to ingrain this Tournament in our Heritage and Culture within the Black Community of Nova Scotia. we feel that we have been extremely successful in doing so with the help of our numerous Volunteers, Participants, Fans and the Black Community. This Tournament has become one of the largest totally Black Cultural Events in Canada, with teams coming from all parts of the country and also from International destinations. The Tournament showcases some of the best basketball talent in the country.
Through much planning and scheduling, the PBBA is excited to bring to you yet another Victoria day weekend full of exciting social events such as: a Dinner/Dance and of course the basketball games. The continued growth and success of this Event can only be accomplished with the ongoing support from you, the Community at large. We would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the Black Community, the Participants, the Spectators and the numerous Volunteers for the support that you have given the PBBA over the last forty-three years. We respectfully request your continued support, as the PBBA tries to forge forward into the future for another forty-three years. 43 Years Long - 43 Years Strong
This Event has turned into a homecoming for a lot of Members of our Community that have taken up residency in other parts of the country and the USA. The profits raised by the social events and games sponsored by the PBBA's Invitational Black Basketball Tournament are donated back into the Black Community in support of various worthwhile programs and projects such as our Scholarship for Black Students attending St. Mary's Univeristy, Elite players that represent our Community on Provincial or Canada Games teams, Community YMCA basketball program, North Preston Youth basketball program, various other youth basketball programs and/or local Church programs. Together we have made this Tournament the best event of the 21st century, so come out to celebrate this with the PBBA as we reach a milestone (43 years) in our history, while investing in our future together. 43 Years Long - 43 Years Strong
Carl S. Gannon
President of the PBBA
Created by: Carl Gannon -- Last updated:Jan 12, 2015