On February 06, 2012 in Caye Caulker
This weekend on Caye Caulker basketball was in the air. Islander Terry Ganza had long dreamed to sponsor/ organize a basketball tournament for neighboring San Pedro, Belize City and of course Caye Caulker and this weekend was the date and he did an excellent job!!
Two teams came from San Pedro, two teams from Belize City and two representing Caye Caulker. Raggamuffin, not well known for our basketball prowess, did not enter a team but sponsored one of the Belize City teams – who turned out to be the eventual winners!!!
The competition began on the wet and windy Friday evening, continuing on in the bright sunshine of Saturday and the finals played Sunday. The journey to the final was difficult with all teams playing their heart out for the title, the cash prize and the trophies!
The final was played between Caye Caulker’s own Barrier Reef team and Raggamuffin. Many of the islanders got behind both teams as the game was well attended but, after a well fought game, Raggamuffin came on top!! And a special congratulations to Matthew Young (of Raggamuffin) who became the tournament’s MVP!!
Much of the island got involved to make the weekend happen .. including Terry himself of course, but not forgetting the Village Council, the Barrier Reef Sports Bar, Caye Reef, Tropic Air, Lazy Lizard, Rainbow Restaurant and Bar, Marty’s Lumbar Yard, Island Link Internet Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor.
And finally a thanks to my Raggamuffin team … although it was not actually built up of the standard marine going crew, these guys fought hard and played well and therefore deserved their Raggamuffin label!!