JUNIOR BALL SERIES
With our vision to grow basketball from the youth level, Rite Multimedia extended its basketball promotion to the basic schools with the organization of “Junior Ball”. Participants of this competition range between 10 and 14years.
The maiden edition of the Junior Ball series came off on Saturday 24th March 2007 at the Aviation Social Centre(Accra) with over 20schools participating. Some of the schools included Achimota School, Galaxy
International School, Great Lamptey Mills, Achimota Preparatory School, Sunnyside International School, Association International, St. Theresa’s School, Alfa Beta School, Victory International School, etc. We were amazed by the kind of talents exhibited by these youngsters.
Great Lamptey Mills emerged winners with Achimota School and Galaxy International School placing second and third respectively.
Junior Ball 2010
The Junior Ball returned after a three year-absence with giant beverage company Milo coming on board as the title sponsors.
The Milo Junior Ball lived up to expectations as it showcased massive talents at the El-Wak stadium with over 5 thousand fans in attendance.
In the finals, Cape-Coast based Hoops Care International beat Garrison Basic School to win the championship and dethroned Great Lamptey Mills.
Lamptey Mills clinched third spot in the competition.
The one-day competition attracted well-known faces including former WBC Super featherweight Champion, Professor Azumah Nelson, Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Charles Aryee, Category Business Manager – Beverages Central and West Africa region, Samuel Sarfo and Brands manager of Nestle Milo Jude Ekow Addison.
Fans were also treated to a lot of activities including singing and dancing competition, rap battles, bouncy castle and face painting among others.
Ghana’s hiplife sensation Obour thrilled the fans with his Ghana Read Campaign in a performance that saw the kids run after him on the court.
Milo Junior Ball 2011
The competition continued to attract big numbers while the season also brought major upset and emerging forces.
It took place for the first in four years at the Aviation Social Centre with another landmark record of over seven thousand people in attendance.
For the first time, the competition was extended to two other regions with schools from the Eastern and Central regions benefitting from Milo’s desire to give them an opportunity to hone their talents.
At the end of the regional qualifiers only the winners from the debut regions qualified to play in the grand-finale where they battle six others from the Greater Accra region.
In the end it was double for Burma camp-based Air Force Basic School who clinched the title by beating Ridge to emerge the new champions.
They also won the regional qualifiers in the Greater Accra region.
Debutant Anglican Junior High School from Koforidua clinched third spot.
The competition attracted top personalities including the Minister of Youth and Sports Hon. Clement Kofi Humado and his aide Akwasi Sarpong, two-time WBC Super Featherweight champion Professor Azumah Nelson, Category Business Manager- Beverages Central and West Africa region, Samuel Sarfo and brands manager of Nestle Milo Jude Ekow Addison.
Marketing and Sales manager of Multi-Pro Private, producers of Indomie Instant Noodles, Maniche Goyal was also present.
Also in attendance was Afro pop star Joe Ghartey who performed on the day alongside rising comedian Funny Face.