Monday, 22 November 2010

Canadian Basketball in Kenya

Nice to hear from former Bishop's Gaiter Warren Newberry (circa late 1980's, early 1990's) regarding a trip he and his family are taking to Nairobi, Kenya in the middle of December.  Newberry, also a former three-time OCAA Coach-of-the-Year with Algonquin Thunder, plans to weave basketball and charity into his trip by organizing and running a basketball clinic for girls aged 10-13 in the Kibera slum, generally regarded as Africa's largest slum.

Warren is asking the CIS basketball community for assistance in making his clinic as beneficial to the children of Kibera as possible by considering donations of:

- deflated rubber basketballs
- t-shirts and/or uniforms
- any other donations that could make his clinic most impactful

As Warren puts it:  "It would be cool to have kids running around Kenya with CIS schools t-shirts".  Newberry also notes that "there may be some media coverage...not sure if you get ESPN-Kenya."

For those wishing to assist Warren in this very worthwhile undertaking, please email him at   Warren is offering to arrange transportation of any items donated to Kenya also.

Good luck to Warren and his family and we look forward to getting an update on how the clinic went.


Anonymous said...

Thanks to Wass for the post - have had Coach Gilpen from Bishop's commit to a few balls and t-shirts.
Will keep you posted.

Warren Newberry said...

Coach K from St. F. X. has been kind enough to donate 12 basketball and t-shirts...thanks so much...very appreciative.


Warren said...

Dave Smart (no introduction needed) has been kind enough to contibute some balls and gear.

My club (Ottawa Shooting Stars) have offered up some uniforms, balls and club president Eric Schwartz has donated a bag to transport everything.