Community Dunks is an inter-communities
basketball tournament designed to cater for talented basketball players in our communities who have possibly been denied the opportunity to participate in any competitive game because they have completed school or do not attend school. This competition is an initiative that comes as an addition to our portfolio of basketball programmes to ensure consistency in the development of the basketball game in Ghana.
Ten communities from the
Greater Accra region participated in the competition.
The tournament was played every Friday from June 5th- September 4th 2009 at the El Wak Sports Stadium in Accra.
IT was launched by the former Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak on 5th July, 2009 at El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra. Communities selected for the maiden edition they were:
Dansoman, Sakumono, Kaneshie, Ashiaman, James Town, Legon, Tema, Cantonment, Nima and Ridge.
Community Dunks 2010
The second season of Community Dunks was played at the University of Ghana basketball court with great performances from 8 selected communities in the Greater Accra region.
It was played for a period of 4-weeks on Saturdays.
Kaneshie won the competition after they narrowly beat host Legon to clinch the title.
The newly installed champions remained the only side that never dropped a point in the one-month long tournament.
Debutants Teshie-Nungua community gave a good account of themselves by beating Nima-Maamobi community 52-49 to clinch the Bronze.
The event was attended by the Deputy Minister of Youth & Sports, Nii Nortey Duah, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Council, Worlanyo Agrah, Chairman of the Ghana Basketball Association, David Addo-Ashong, Director of the University of Ghana Sports Directorate, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah.