World Games

BALLIN FOR A CAUSE WORLD GAMES

May 19th – 21st  2017  

BUFFALO , NEW YORK

“From Buffalo to the World”

United States, Canada, Cambodia , Philippines , Liberia, Somalia, India , Puerto Rico , Dominican Republic , First Nations , Haiti , Jamaica ,Tonga and Turkey took the stage to bring the world together over the love of basketball.  The teams battled for the prestigious Ballin for a Cause World Championship.

Sports are the universal language that can break barriers and enlighten us on each others cultures !

2017  WORLD GAMES

2017 GOLD MEDAL (1st Place) : SOMALIA

2017 SILVER MEDAL (2nd Place): JAMAICA 

2017 BRONZE MEDAL (3rd Place) : PUERTO RICO

Recap of the World Games 

Friday 

Teams Checked In for on-site Registration

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City Hall Tour and Region: VIP Access hosted by Dave Granville which consisted of historical facts about city hall and the city of Buffalo , VIP Access to Council Chambers , View from the Observation Deck , meet and greet with Mayor Byron Brown in the Mayor’s office and ended the region tour at Niagara Falls.

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Pictured (Left: Players inside of City Hall Chambers/ Right: Roman Perez (DR) at Niagara Falls)

Welcome Ceremony : Introduction of teams with performances from ethnic groups and acts Maya Satterwhite , Amor and Heritage , India Student Association , Aminata Creations , Buffalo Caribbean American Organization , Native Drum Singer , and Curt Gee.

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SATURDAY : The Pucho Olivencia Community Center , Puerto Rican Day & Hispanic Day Parade Inc, and Hispanic Heritage Council welcomed Team Puerto Rico to Buffalo

GAMES: Friday through Sunday

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GOLD MEDAL : UNITED STATES

SILVER MEDAL: PHILIPPINES

BRONZE MEDAL: CANADA

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