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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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