There was a party atmosphere inside the Sun Youth gym on April 26th as some 150 guest, young athletes, friends, family and coaches, were gathered to celebrate the conclusion of an outstanding basketball season for the Hornets teams. Boys and girls of all playing levels were invited to this annual event showcasing the highlights of the 2013-2014 season. In keeping with Sun Youth’s community-oriented mentality, everyone pitched in for supper as it was prepared in a potluck fashion. Parents brought in various dishes as diversified as their cultural origins. From the Philipines to Jamaica and everything in between, a world of flavours was at hand for everyone to enjoy.
After the meal, the award ceremony unfolded with the presentation of a video montage with highlights of the season, which were many this year considering all the achievements of the Hornets this year. Incidentally, the organization introduced its first-ever novice basketball team, which came in second of its division. The Mini boys and Juvenile girls teams won their respective championships while the Juvenile boys, amazing leaders through the whole year, finished second with an almost perfect track record of 15 victories and only one loss. The graduating members of this team were all presented with framed game photos as a memento of the past season. In keeping with tradition, the best athletes in every playing level were presented with the customary Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Most Improved Player (MIP) awards. Sun Youth also awarded its most outstanding athletes with the “Hornets awards”, presented to the players who embody the most what it means to be a Hornet, the true pride and sportsmanship of exceptional “Sun Youth Kids”. The recipients for this year were Jadon Francis, Devawn White, Latrell Reid, Logan White-Francis, Deborah Aboagye and Leon Ortizo. The coaching staff was also honoured as Nathan Grant and Rodnet Skettitt each received the Coach of the Year title for the Juvenile and Mini levels, respectively. Sun Youth would like to congratulate everyone involved with the Hornets for an outstanding basketball season.