Back home in New York, I have my own basketball program called Be You Stay True, where we teach children character building through fundamental lessons in basketball. I have been running this program for five years now with my bestfriend Neeko Zeno and have had a great time building the business as well as coming in contact with so many awesome kids.
Initially applying for the Victory Scholarship I was excited because all three pillars of focus a Victory Scholar is a part of is school, community work, as well as continuing their basketball careers. I had an interest in all three! With that I was especially excited to run my very own camp. I had the skillset and attributes to do it in the Bronx and knew I was successful there. I wanted to prove to myself that I could be successful elsewhere.
I immediately reached out to my coordinator Wayne and asked if I could run a basketball camp over the duration of Halloween. He gave me the okay and I was on my way! I began to make flyers, contact people, and make sure my first basketball camp in Ireland was going to be a success! That’s enough of me talking and you reading, enjoy the video!