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Point Fortin honours b-ball icon Voot' O'Garro - May 7, 2017

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Former basketball great Victor 'Voot' O'Garro was honoured last Wednesday for his contribution to the sport. The award came from the South Side Revival Sports Committee, a non-profit organisation from O'Garro's native Point Fortin community, whose objective is to keep young people involved in sports, away from a life of crime and engage in healthy lifestyles. O'Garro represented T&T from the age 20, from 1971 t0 1981, touring China, Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Columbia and the Caribbean. He played professionally in the Dominican Republic in 1974 and 1975 and was named basketball player of the year for ten consecutive years by the WITCO Awards Sports Foundation. In 1982 he was awarded the Humming Bird Medal, the country's third highest award given for his contribution to the sport of basketball. Popularly known in the local and regional basketball circles as 'Voot', O'Garro was T&T's senior women's coach from 1985-1994 and served on the World Rule Committee for Special Olympics from 1987-1990. In 1989 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and in 2000 he was selected as one of the most outstanding sport personalities of the twentieth century. He received his coaching diploma at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and is now a FIBA Level three coach and instructor, a board member on the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Executive (CBC) and a member of the Federation of International Basketball Youth Development Committee (FIBA). In 1994 he accepted an offer from the Cayman Islands Government to be its technical director for basketball, a position he presently holds after his successes in taking the game from being a recreational sport to a highly competitive one. In honouring O'Garro, many past and present basketballers came out to play in a celebrity game in Point Fortin on Wednesday night, where a Ministry of Sport team and a south side representative team that comprised Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith, Minister in the Ministry of Education Lovell Francis, John JJ Bailey of RED 96.7 fm Radio; icons such as Patrick KK Joseph, Ian Poison Gomes; persons who played either with or for Voot, such as; Kerwyn Thompson, Decland St Louis, Denny Collins, Clevon Dunbar, Kern Doring, Kirk Alexander, Kea Blackett and Roger Lewis, who is the SSRSC operations person. The teams were strengthened by the inclusion of national players in the likes of Miguel Williams, Stephen 'Lighter' Lewis, Rhonda JohnDavis together with Kern George, Jonathan Weekes, Mario Davis, Kemrick Julien, Derrick Boxhill and Garvin Warwick-Advisor to the Minister of Sport and former president of the NBFTT. In another exhibition match First Division giants Petrotrin Petro Jazz defeated the Defence Force. Over the last six years the South Side Committee has hosted basketball tournaments including an Invitational competition with teams from the Point Fortin Borough and other surrounding areas. The League was sponsored by Atlantic LNG, Ministry of Sport, Pt Fortin Borough Corporation and Barcam International. It has also received technical assistance from the NBFTT. Meanwhile, former outstanding players Kerwyn 'Tomtee' Thompson and Earl Philip also received Lifetime Contribution awards to basketball.
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