Press Release

Department of Youth Affairs and Sports
Topics: 
Youth Affairs
Release Date:
Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 2:49pm

Seven-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion, Mr. Robert Horry; NBA Champion and Former NBA Coach, Mr. Lionel Hollins; and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Star, Ms. Skylar Diggins are special guests at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports’ (DYAS) ‘One Night Only’, a special event geared at inspiring athletes.

DYAS is partnering with the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp for the event scheduled for October 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall/Cultural Centre.

Acting Director of DYAS, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye is encouraging all athletes and sports enthusiasts to attend Saturday’s event, adding, “Persons won’t leave without being inspired through the knowledge sharing and focus on skill development in sports.”

Mr. Horry played for the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.  He is one of only nine players to have won seven or more championships in the NBA. Today, Mr. Horry works as a commentator on Time Warner Cable Sports Net.

Mr. Hollins played for five teams during his ten-year NBA career as a point guard. He served as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets and has a lifetime coaching record of 262-272. 

Ms. Diggins played for Notre Dame, Tulsa Shock and currently plays for the Dallas Wings. In 2015, she was named Western Conference Player of the Month for June and named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the second week of the season. In 2014 Ms. Diggins was named a 2014 WNBA All-Star Starter and the 2014 Most Improved WNBA Player.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to ‘Creating a Culture of Excellence’ through the development and promotion of sports.

Author

April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Ministry of Education and Culture
Phone: 468-3107 Ext 3353
Email: ATGlasgow@gov.vg