Herbert Morrison Technical School
Dave Black a physical education teacher at Herbert Morrison Technical HS in Montego Bay, Jamaica has been instrumental in using basketball to enhance the lives of youth in his community. His basketball academy for players 2-21 years-old is hosted at the school’s campus on Saturdays bursts with over 80 participants every week. However, the condition of the basketball court is a big hindrance to the growth of these players; it is outdoors, uncovered and concrete. Players are very susceptible to injuries on the court, and games and training sessions are cut short whenever it rains.
Our effort to build a covered basketball court for Herbert Morrison Technical HS, which will be the first in Western Jamaica, will allow the youth in the community to have an outlet for development, regardless of what the weather is like. The hope is the improved infrastructure will inspire the youth to continue playing basketball on the island and the sport opens doors for them like it has in many other countries.
P.H.A.S.E. 1 Journey Awards Gala - Canada
We believe it is important to regularly recognize those who have made the greatest contribution to their community through national awards honours, in order to preserve their accomplishments and inspire greater performances.
P.H.A.S.E. 1 All Canada Classic Charity Game
The All Canada Classic National High School All-Star Basketball Celebration organized by P.H.A.S.E. 1 Youth Association from 2001-2012 still remains as Canada’s longest staged national high school all-star event.
In honour of the history of the All Canada Classic, P.H.A.S.E. 1 has continued the tradition of the event as a charity all star game to help raise awareness to our local and international initiatives. All funds raised through the All Canada Classic will be donated to P.H.A.S.E. 1’s projects.