Supporting Youth Basketball in Liberia
FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS OF LIBERIAN BASKETBALL (FSLB)
YOUTH BASKETBALL PROJECTS
On September 5, 2020, FSLB approved the Mama Jama/Ultimate Sports Youth Basketball and YouthConnectLiberia projects that were presented by the Project Committee. The total projected estimated costs of both projects amount to $2,573.00.
FSLB is soliciting cash donations and donations of basketball equipment for both projects. Members and friends of FSLB are kindly asked to donate to these projects in support of youth basketball programs in Liberia. The deadline for making donations is October 15, 2020.
There are several ways you can donate:
1. Self-Purchase Donations of basketball equipment:
Online purchases (incurs shipping costs): you can purchase sports items online and ship them to: Mr. Mitch Itoka: 2975 Siwanoy Drive, Edgewood MD 21040. Please CLICK on the following link for specifications on items to purchase:
Please text copies of your receipts to Mitch Itoka @ 443.537.6066 and Ken Smith @ 317.748.0392, include your name and the intended project(s): Mama Jama/Ultimate Sports Youth Basketball OR YouthConnectLiberia.
Walk-in store purchase of basketball equipment (incurs no shipping cost): Inform the merchant(s) that the purchased items will be picked-up at one of their locations nearest Edgewood, MD 21040 by a receiver. Take photo(s) of the receipt(s), and text the receipt(s) to Mitch Itoka @ 443.537.6066 and Ken Smith @ 317.748.0392, include your name, and the intended project(s):
a) Mama Jama/Ultimate Sports Youth Basketball
2. Monetary Donations (basketball equipment): list the intended project(s): Mama Jama/Ultimate Sports Youth Basketball OR YouthConnectLiberia.
c) Mail Check or Money order (payable to FLSB, Inc.): to
FSLB, Inc., P.O. Box 25671, Providence, RI 02905
Our thanks and appreciation to the Project Committee for these projects, they did a wonderful job on behalf of FSLB, Inc.
Click on the following link to view how much we have raised so far.
Who We Are
Friends and Supporters of Liberian Basketball, Inc. (FSLB, Inc.) is a non-profit, volunteer basketball organization comprised primarily of former players and supporters in the Diaspora who have come together to promote and support the evolution and sustainable development of basketball in Liberia.
The mission of FSLB is to establish a collaborative relationship with the Liberian Basketball Federation in order to provide and support a well-balanced, enriched and structured environment conducive to teach and develop fundamental basketball skills in Liberia. To view our constitution and by-laws, please click on the button below:
What We Are Doing
We are currently in the process of engaging a larger community of Liberian basketball enthusiasts to join us in developing basketball in Liberia. We will keep you posted on the progress of this initiative.
In the mean time, please subscribe to our website by filling out and submitting the form below. This will add you to our distribution list to receive updates about FSLB.
What We Have Done
Since December 2010, we have shipped a container of basketball equipment and supplies to the Liberian Basketball Association in Monrovia, Liberia. The shipment included basketballs, sneakers, laptops, whistles, clip boards and other items. To view a complete list of equipment and supplies we sent, and the letter of receipt from the Liberian Basketball Association, please click here.
LIB BASKETBALL HISTORY IN PICTURES
BASKETBALL TEAM 1965
Liberia had a thriving and vibrant basketball tradition. This vintage photo of Lonestar’s 1965 Women’s Basketball team is homage to that tradition. Some of the players featured here are Sophie Mendscole, Rosetta Stewart, Evelyn Kandakai, Olivia Shannon, Ophelia Weeks, Florence Kamara, Alyce Holder, Augusta Swaray, Alice Robert, Evita Moore, Bindu Holder and Frank Pullock.
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, FSLB shipped a variety basketball equipment to YouthConnect Sports in Liberia to benefit boys and girls in their basketball program. The equipment included: clip boards, basketball nets, pumps, baskeballs etc. You can view the full list of the equipment by clicking here.
Mr. Caleb Dormah, Director of YouthConnect Sports, confirmed receipt of the equipment on December 20, 2019. Director Dormah also noted that the equipment arrived just in time for the 17&Under basketball tournament. Below is a gallery of pictures of the equipment.
FSLB SHIPS BASKETBALL EQUIPMENT TO LIBERIA
LISCC ROADMAP FOR BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT IN LIBERIA
Liberia International Sports Coordinating Committee (LISCC) recently published its high-level road map for developing basketball in Liberia.
The document includes description of deficiencies, problems that need addressing, capacity building, strategy definition and other assessments.
To read the full text of the document, please click on the button below.
Liberia International Sports Coordinating Committee (LISCC) has also developed a proposal for rehabilitating basketball courts in areas around Monrovia and Paynesville including New Kru Town, D. Tweh High School, Effort Baptist Church and Camp Bethesda.
Click on the "Read Proposal" button for more.
FOUNDING MEMBERS OF LIBERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION (LBF)
APRIL 21, 1964
William V. S. Tubman, Jr
F. C. Lokko
D. Ceasar Harris