Former N.B.A Stars To Host Basketball Clinics For Youth

Thursday, 7th August 2008
 Monrovia, Liberia - The Africa Representative  of the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministries has disclosed that a team of former Stars of the U.S based National Basketball Association (NBA) are due in Liberia shortly to host series of basketball clinics for Liberian youths.

Pastor Steve Scibelli said the clinics to be hosted by the former NBA Stars are intended to ‘work on the minds of young people of Liberia’.

Pastor Scibelli made the disclosure Thursday when he, at the head of a seven-member delegation of the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministries, paid a courtesy call on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his Capitol Building Office.

He said the while here, the NBA Stars will also play at least two matches with the Liberian National Basketball Team and tour several sports facilities.

In remarks, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai thanked Pastor Scbelli for the interest the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministries has shown in Liberia.

He stressed the need to rehabilitate and train youths who, he noted, were seriously affected by the war. Vice President Boakai said due to years of civil conflict, many youths are out of school, while others are too old for their classes.

He said Government was keen on preparing youths for future leadership roles, and thanked faith based institutions for their assistance in helping to educate and train the youth.

Also in remarks, the head of the Liberia branch of the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministries, Pastor Alfred Zekeh said the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministries operates two orphanages and 21 village schools attached to 21 churches in Margibi,Bong and Bomi Counties.
 
Pastor Alfeed Zekeh said the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministries, headquartered in Baltimore, U.S A, operates in 70 countries including 27 African countries.