Posted on 02 June 2012
At Kipingu’s School Lord Barden Powell High School, School Director Col. Iddi Kipingu, Hasheem, Magesa and another tallest player in the country Julias Charles who is a student at Kipungu’s school.
Hasheem talking to students at Lord Barden Powell High School.
TBF Officials Magesa and Maluwe, Hasheem Thabeet and US Cultural Affairs Officer Ms. Dana Banks at US Embassy today, US Embassy hosted us today, donated 50 balls and signed a grant.
TBF Vice President Phares Magesa exchanging grant documents with US Cultural Affairs Officer Ms. Dana Banks at US Embassy to support part of costs of Under 17 Arusha Basketball Clinic to be conducted by Coach Greg Brittenham on 9-10 June 2012.
US Embassy in Dar Es Salaam today hosted Hasheem Thabeet and TBF Vice President Phares Magesa who was accompanied by TBF Assistant Secretary General Michael Maluwe, TBF Treasurer Ms. Marry Mbaga.
The US Embassy thanked Hasheem for agreeing to conduct basketball clinics in Tanzania. During the event US Embassy in Dar donated 50 balls to be used at Under 17 basketball Clinic to be held in Arusha June 9-10, 2012.
Cultural Affairs Officer and first Secretary of the US Embassy in Dar Es Salaam Ms. Danna Banks handed over the balls to TBF Vice President Phares Magesa in the presence of NBA Player Hasheem Thabeet, Portland Trail Blazer Centre.
Also the US state department through US Embassy in Dar es Salaam has given a grant to support administrative cost of running the Arusha Clinic, the grant was signed today by Mr. Magesa and Ms. Banks at the Embassy.
The Arusha Clinic will be conducted by one of the very best US based coach details will be released later. After the event at the Embassy Hasheem and Mr. Magesa went to Lord Barden Powell High School in Bagamoyo.
Hasheem promised to support various school projects including building of modern basketball court for the school, Col. Kipingu is the one who gave Hasheem the first schorlaship to study at Makongo Secondary when Kipingu was Head Master of that School early 2000. On behalf of TBF we thank Hasheem for this great initiative. Hasheem is in the country to conduct a clinic for 200 kids from 6 regions to be held at Don Bosco grounds on 1st and 2nd June, 2012.
We call upon other organizations to join us in developing our youth through various programmes like youth clinics, basketball courts construction/refurbishment etc.