NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Street Legends Organization will stage a memorial basketball tournament for the late Bertram McPhee on Saturday, January 28 at the Shirley Street Basketball Park.
McPhee, who was killed in October 2022, is a former coach and contributor to the Street Legends Organization, and the organization is taking this time to honor him. The tournament will run from 3-8 p.m. in the Kemp Road area in the Freetown constituency and it is being dubbed the Bertram McPhee Memorial Basketball Tournament.
Remarks during the opening ceremony will be brought by Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe, the member of Parliament for Freetown, former member of Parliament for Freetown and former Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, and former member of Parliament for Freetown and attorney-at-law and partner with McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes Richard Lightbourn.
Street Legends Founder and President Wilton Russell said McPhee was consistently present at Street Legends tournaments and activities.
“Where you would see me, you would see him. He would be right there, so we thought it would only be fitting to honor him in some way,” said Russell. “He was a special contributor. We are going to give his family a memorial basketball to symbolize the work that he has done for us in bridging the gap. That is the concept that this organization always preach about it, and he was a huge part of that. It’s all about preaching peace and love and Bertram bought into that. We are certainly going to miss him. His death is a hard pill to swallow for us. It leaves a huge void in the organization. All we could do now is recognize and honor him, and celebrate his life.”
McPhee coached the Free Town Wringers team in Street Legends tournaments and was a part of the organization for 12 years.
This Saturday, four age divisions will be contested at the tournament – 8-11, 12-15, 16-19 and open. Interested teams can send an e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org or call the telephone number (242) 376-5712.