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Def. Champs Set it Off get into action on opening night of VG Summer Jam

-Annual championship gets underway in VG on Saturday Aug. 24, 2013
3-peat winners of the annual Virgin Gorda Summer Jam and defending champions Set if Off bounce into action on the opening night of the 2013 event at the Jeffery Caines Arena in Virgin Gorda on Saturday August 24, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
VG Summer Jam President, Mr Trevor 'West' Stevens is anticipating strong support from basketball fans for this year's event due to the number of teams registered to participate. Photo: VINO/File
VG Summer Jam President, Mr Trevor 'West' Stevens is anticipating strong support from basketball fans for this year's event due to the number of teams registered to participate. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- 3-peat winners of the annual Virgin Gorda Summer Jam and defending champions Set if Off bounce into action on the opening night of the 2013 event at the Jeffery Caines Arena in Virgin Gorda on Saturday August 24, 2013.

Set it Off will be challenged by East Rockers in the second game of the night. The first game will see two-time B Division champions Let’s Get It battling Terror Squad.

According to the VG Summer Jam President, Mr Trevor ‘West’ Stevens, some 22 teams from three divisions (A, B & C) will be participating in this year’s event. Eight teams from Tortola will be taking part, which makes Mr Stevens very optimistic that the tournament would be even bigger this year.

Added to the excitement and interest would be an Over 40 league, which will get underway mid-September. First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie and his West End team have already indicated their desire to win that championship, however, Mr Stevens has indicated that would be no easy task for the Tortola based side as Virgin Gorda will be fielding a very strong Over 40 side.

Meanwhile, Summer Jam 2013 will get underway with a march pass and opening ceremony from 7 P.M. on Saturday. Persons expected to give remarks include Minister responsible for Sports, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, Mr Stevens and Regional General Manager of Delta Petroleum, Mr Bevis Sylvester.

“Being committed to the Summer Jam is very important for Delta Petroleum. We find that when we are community minded or a part of the community we can reach out and be involved not only from a business standpoint but knowing how we can be there to help solve some of the problems facing communities,” Mr Sylvester told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview.

Mr Sylvester further said there are a lot of young people in communities who have nowhere to exercise their energy or put it out in a positive way and Summer Jam gives them that opportunity. “Through this league we also find that families come together to see their children play so there are a lot of proud moments. Summer Jam also caters for basketball players of various age groups. It captures that whole age range and in do so you have a special time when they can show off their talents.”

The Regional General Manager also commended the Summer Jam committee “for their stewardship with the funds they raise, not only from Delta Petroleum but from other sponsors. They send back their statement of accounts yearly and their accounts show that they have managed their money very well,” Mr Sylvester stated.

14 Responses to “Def. Champs Set it Off get into action on opening night of VG Summer Jam”

  • 1 (22/08/2013, 16:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will always support this league
  • mother hen (22/08/2013, 17:01) Like (0) Dislike (116) Reply
    Seems like everybody got a basketball league nowadays...lol
  • Excited (23/08/2013, 07:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please post a schedule
  • Hmmmmm (23/08/2013, 09:48) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
    why chucky dont get some ideas from wes so that the tola league can be as excited and supported as VG summer jam.
  • Hmm (23/08/2013, 10:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    what dem need to start doing is get all da teams sign up den da people who want to play to sign up den u have a lottery den u pick players by lottery order. dat should get it more competitive.da problem is everybody wants to play with da compitition not against
  • ooooo (23/08/2013, 10:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is the covered basketball court myron promised last year?
  • Native Boy (23/08/2013, 11:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I must say those games in Virgin Gorda does be jammi
  • Truth (23/08/2013, 14:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ mother Hen : You Fresh off the boat so you wouldn't know anything about VG summer Jam
  • Jay Don (23/08/2013, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let the games begin...The Best Basketball league has finally arrived and i know everybody including tola ppl are excited..see you ll there...I hope chucky come over and get some ideas so tola league can be like how it use to be,,,,
  • Myron W. (25/08/2013, 01:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will get you covered basketball court in due time.
  • Hmmmmm (26/08/2013, 10:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Talk is cheap put a covered basketball court where your mouth's at then we will hear you.


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