Supporting Youth Basketball in Liberia
FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT
YOUTH BASKETBALL IN LIBERIA
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. Click on the button below for the fundraising details.
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.
DR. MELVIN HALL
A GENTLEMAN, SCHOLAR & ATHLETE
The game of BASKETBALL is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest sports which commands a very huge following worldwide with thousands of legendary players. In Liberia, it is second only to soccer (football).
Back in the days the YMCA Gymnasium on Crown Hill,
including the Sports Commission on Broad Street, and the American Cooperative School (ACS) on the Old Road were hotspot arenas where ardent spectators usually congregated to witness eye feasting spectacles of competitive games amongst several clubs, and high schools in and around Monrovia.
Additionally, the RICKS' OLYMPICS also provided a launchpad where the WHO'S WHO amongst several high schools, including the host Ricks; Lott Carey, St. Patricks, CWA; Cathedral, A. M. E. Zion, B. W. Harris, A. G. M.; M.C., and Wells Hairston participated in various competitive sporting activities with basketball as the main center of attraction.
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.
HISTORY OF LIBERIAN
BASKETBALL IN PICTURES
LONESTAR - WOMEN'S 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.
LIBERIA INTERNATIONAL SPORTS COORDINATING COMMITTEE (LISCC)
ROADMAP TO BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT
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.
FOUNDING MEMBERS OF LIBERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION (LBF)
APRIL 21, 1964
William V. S. Tubman, Jr
F. C. Lokko
D. Ceasar Harris
FSLB SHIPS BASKETBALL EQUIPMENT
TO LIBERIA FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL
DECEMBER 15, 2019
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.