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07
Jul
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Oaktree Partners with BBF for the FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers as Title Sponsor

NASSAU, The Bahamas – An avid basketball player from her childhood and Jr. National Girls team member, Oaktree Medical Center’s CEO Mrs. Kristi Deveaux is a strong proponent of the game, youth development and health and wellness.

“I love the game and as a former National Jr. Girls player, when the invitation was extended for Oaktree to support the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) and the World Cup Qualifiers, we said yes! Even on his birthday, Doc agreed giving back is the fitting thing to do. We strongly support sports because we, first hand know the transformative power it has to change lives, reduce crime, and build community. Oaktree Medical Center stands with the Government of The Bahamas, NGO’s, and corporate Bahamas to support men and women making a difference in our beautiful country,” said Deveaux. The FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers is one the biggest basketball tournaments in the world which will determine the seven teams to participate at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup and ultimately the Olympics.

From left: Games Director, Randolph Humes; Oaktree Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Kristi Deveaux - Title Sponsor; Baha Mar Senior Vice President, Robert “Sandy” Sands; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, The Honourable Mario K. Bowleg, MP; Baha Mar President Graeme Davis; Bahamas Basketball Federation Secretary General, Jurelle Nairn-Mullings; Bahamas Basketball Federation President, Eugene Horton; Senior Men’s Coach Moses Johnson

Team Bahamas successfully won its recent game against the U.S. Virgin Islands last with a final score 97-80. On Monday, 4th July, they will face the Dominican Republic at the FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers. At a recent press conference Mrs. Deveaux, the Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture the Hon. Mario K. Bowleg, corporate partner Baha Mar and The Bahamas Basketball Federation Board members, Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin and NBA player Chavanno “Buddy” Hield joined virtually to announce details of the upcoming game.

Eugene Horton, Bahamas Basketball Federation President shared how the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers in The Bahamas helps the Federation fulfil its mission.

“As the governing body of basketball in The Bahamas, we are committed to changing lives through basketball island by island by connecting and promoting the islands of The Bahamas globally through high-quality national and international events showcasing Bahamian talent,” said Horton.

From left: Bahamas Basketball Federation President, Eugene Horton; Oaktree Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Kristi Deveaux - Title Sponsor and Bahamas Basketball Federation Secretary General, Jurelle Nairn-Mullings and Senior Men’s Coach Moses Johnson.

Baha Mar President Senior Vice President Robert “Sandy” Sands, expressed why Baha Mar is committed to sports tourism and connected to The Bahamas Basketball Federation to support events which aid our athletes.

“It is important that there are sponsors like us who are willing to partner with The Bahamas Basketball Federation and support potential athletes in international forums. It is important that we create opportunities for our athletes to excel in many areas and it’s just a matter of time that we see our teams get better and better; Baha Mar is part of the sports tourism market and about creating opportunities,” he Sands expressed.

Additionally, the 2022 Sr. Men’s National Team was announced and includes Deyton Albury - Guard; Dominick Bridgewater - Guard; Jaron Cornish - Guard; Joshua Dames - Guard; Radshad Davis - Guard Forward; Shaquilio Fritz - Center; Chavano "Buddy" Hield - Guard; Danrad Knowles - Forward; Zane Knowles - Center; Franco Miller Jr. - Guard; Travis Munnings - Forward; David Nesbitt - Forward; Kentwan Smith - Forward and Mychel Thompson – Forward.

Moderator for the event and BBF Secretary General, Jurelle Nairn-Mullings extended special thanks to her former Jr. National teammate, Dr. Deveaux and Oaktree Medical Center for their continued support of sports in the nation.

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About Oaktree Medical Center

Oaktree Medical Center (OMC), a world-class medical facility provides high quality, holistic, patient-centred, affordable medical services in a safe, caring environment. They provide customized care to meet the needs of each patient and health condition. OMC is focused on family values and its doors are open to serve the community.

26
Jun
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Oaktree Medical Donates $25,000 in support of the BAAA 2022 National Championship

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium was abuzz with the country’s top youth, junior and senior athletes on the track held Friday, 24th June to Sunday 26th June for The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) 2022 National Championship.

With a commitment to innovation in the delivery of sports in The Bahamas while building strong communities through education, training and development the BAAA is pleased to host the event after a near three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Mr. Drumeco Archer, President of the BAAA’s and the team are excited to see track competitions boom again in the country.

“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the greatest show on earth, it will be a family reunion amongst friends and family and fans throughout the country. Our track and field party will be staged to welcome international guests who will touch down at the national stadium to compete in our championships with the view of also qualifying for the world championships in July,” he expressed.

From left: Laura Pratt-Charlton, BAAA Meet Coordinator; Baldwin Evans, Oaktree Medical Center, Operations Manager; Monalisa Wemyss, Oaktree Medical Center, Operations Manager; Drumeco Archer, President BAAA; Dr. Don D. Deveaux, Oaktree Medical Center, Medical Director; Enesca Smith, Human Resources Manager; Rupert Gardiner, 1st Vice President

On hand to support the initiative included Gold sponsor Fidelity Bank & Trust International Limited Group’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gowon Bowe and Junior’s Title $25,000 sponsor Oaktree Medical Center, Dr. Don D. Deveaux both full support of the upcoming event.

“At Oaktree Medical Center we are about building the community, not just for a medical standpoint but in other key areas including sports. We know that when young men and women are involved in sports like track and field they tend to be more focused on positive, healthy activities instead of criminal activity. We believe it is very important to give back, and supporting the BAAA’s National Championship is one of the ways we intend to do so,” expressed Dr. Deveaux.

For the first time in BAAA history, there was a youth component in the national programme giving recognition to those poised to become the face of a new sporting generation.

“After three years of not having a primary school national championship, we recognize that it is imperative that the Federation provide a replacement that ensures that succession of our progammes are planned and ensured,” said Archer. Bronze sponsors for the event include Lowe’s Wholesale and Grace-Kennedy Western Union.

About the Kidney Clinic

The Kidney Clinic provides personalized care to improve the health of complex patients so they live life to the fullest. On average, renal patients will visit the facility 12-15 hours per week. Our state of the art dialysis center delivers comprehensive care services to end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients while offering the reassurance of staff-assisted treatment, labs and checkups in one place. The clinic’s interdisciplinary care team of nephrologists, nurses, nutritionists and pharmacists provide exceptional care for all patients in a safe, caring environment.

About Oaktree Medical Center

Oaktree Medical Center (OMC), a world-class medical facility provides high quality, holistic, patient-centred, affordable medical services in a safe, caring environment. They provide customized care to meet the needs of each patient and health condition. OMC is focused on family values and its doors are open to serve the community.

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