Four Virgin Islanders aim to play on Tampa 20/20 in this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament, typically a 64-team single elimination tournament where the winning team takes home $2 million.
Konner and Karson Kendall grew up on St. Thomas and have represented the U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s National Team. They were playing soccer in the U.S. when COVID-19 shut down sports.
The live race has been canceled for 2020.
The cancellation, originally scheduled for July 12, is due to health and safety recommendations taken by the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virgin Islanders are still under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, but we still need to exercise. WTJX has engaged trainers in the territory as it debuts “Workout With WTJX,” featuring workouts that people can follow right in their homes.
Organizers of the International Optimist Regatta, which is presented by EMS Virgin Islands, TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 event.
St. Croix native Tim Duncan was announced as a member of a star-studded 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a nine-member group also includes Kevin Garnett and the late Kobe Bryant.
While the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo until next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to save lives, the decision made an impact on athletes who planned on representing the U.S. Virgin Islands on the big stage.
This upcoming weekend would have been the NCAA Women’s Division 1 basketball Final Four competition, and it’s very likely that South Carolina, and Virgin Islander Aliyah Boston, would have been taking part in the national semifinals.
The goal of the program is to provide job skills and equine assisted therapy to incarcerated men and women, thereby lowering the rate of recidivism and increasing wage-earning opportunities for the inmates upon release.