Herbert Morrison Technical School
Covered Basketball Court
Dave Black a former Jamaican National Team player, current Jamaica women's development coach and 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 their home 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.
Thank you for all who can support financially and those who are able to share our efforts with others!
Although we our fundraising efforts refurbish the basketball court for Herbert Morrison Tech will make it the first school, with a covered court and lights to facilitate training is in bad conditions in Western Jamaica. 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 for the youth of Jamaican descent in many other countries.
“Western Jamaica would benefit overall, because when it rains there is no basketball, with an indoor facility, we can train and hold matches anytime we want.” - Dave Black
How Donations Will Be Used - $75,000USD
Surface and Column - $45,000
Basketball Hoops $5,000
Bleachers - $5,000
Training Equipment - $5,000
P.H.A.S.E. 1's mission is to have a covered basketball court ready at Herbert Morrison Tech. HS for the summer of 2021 and launch with free community basketball camps! Our vision is to continue selecting schools and parks around the island to provide with better infrastructure, teaching tools, training equipment.