Sport equipment donation to Ivoirian Basketball Federation (FIBB)

PAO Russell Brooks presenting some of the items to the President of the Ivoirian Basketball Federation (FIBB)

On June 20, 2016 U.S. Embassy presented equipment donated by the NBA to the Ivoirian Basketball Federation (FIBB).  The equipment was made up of shirts, caps, bags and jerseys for players and referees.  PAO Russell Brooks, who presented the items said, “Through this donation, we want to encourage youth to practice sports and we want to contribute to their education.  We also try to encourage them to improve their English level and to do so by visiting our American Corners here in Abidjan and other parts of the country.”  The donation complements the basketball camps organized last month by the U.S. Embassy with Coach Tommy Davis for children, youth and the physically handicapped.