Bringing Basketball to Benin (Aug 15, 2015)

From August 10-15, Mission Cotonou collaborated with Africa Regional Services (ARS) for the second annual Camp Davis youth basketball camp. Former NBA player, Coach Tommy Davis, conducted the week-long camp, teaching basketball fundamentals to 50 young players (23 boys and 27 girls) between the ages of 12-18, as well as training 10 local coaches.

The August 15th conclusion of the camp was marked by four exhibition games, including games between the camp participants, a wheelchair game led by international visitor alumnus Abdel Rahman Ouorou Bare,  and a re-match between a team from the U.S. Embassy against the Beninese Basketball Federation of Basketball, resulting in the Embassy’s defeat.