Junior NBA steps up in Masset

Junior NBA steps up in Masset
Junior NBA steps up in Masset
Junior NBA steps up in Masset
Junior NBA steps up in Masset
Junior NBA steps up in Masset
Junior NBA steps up in Masset

Bouncing kids and basketballs filled the Howard Phillips Community Hall last weekend for the Junior NBA wrap-up party.

Organized over the last 12 weekends by coaches Mike Hull and Kevin Smith, members of the Masset RCMP, the Junior NBA program showed 30 local five- to seven-year-olds some basic b-ball skills. After the party, everyone went home with a certificate and a ball of their own.

“I want to thank all the parents for bringing everybody out — it’s been a lot of fun,” said Hull, with a nod to his wife and co-organizer Nicole.

Also saying thanks was Reg Davidson, who came to the wrap-up with a drum to sing the haw’aa song for the kids and the coaches.

“I really like what you gentlemen do for our kids. I like the approach that you have,” Davidson said.

“You’re part of our community, you’re not just coming in to police us. That’s a big step for our whole community.

“You guys have to ask for an extension.”