Author: Cabo Verde Network

ACVB 2019 Playoffs

The 2019 ACVB playoffs is under way with big games being played last weekend at North Middle School in Brockton, Ma.  The first match was an instant classic between the conference rivals Campana Lança and Bairro.  In their first meeting during the regular season, chippy play led to tempers flaring and players being ejected and later suspended for a game.  The tension was clearly still present during this past Sunday gameplay months later.  Both teams played in what is being considered the best game so far this season in ACVB.  Anthony Petrilli led Campana Lança with 29 points shooting 4 of...

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Basketball with No Boundaries

On April 26, 2019, George Guyton left for Cabo Verde on a mission to conduct basketball clinics and bring much needed donations for youth in Cabo Verde. George is working with FCBB in Praia, (Federação Caboverdiana de Basquetebol), and ARBF in Fogo, (Associação Regional de Basquetebol do Fogo) to coordinate the clinics and events on both islands.  It is a collaborative effort which includes support from Clube Desportivo ABC and other volunteers.  George’s mission to Cabo Verde is to hopefully bring the same type of basketball presence that exists here in the United States over to Cabo Verde.  “I am...

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Amadeu Oliveira Is Fighting For Legal Reform

Amadeu is fighting for legal reform and to improve the accountability of the judges of Cape Verde who have much power and no one to answer to.  Amadeu Oliveira will be visiting the United States and has a 3 city tour to meet with the Cape Verdean citizens of the US and explain what his perspective. Bryan Caplan interviews Amadeu Oliveira, a lawyer from Cape Verde, on his battle against the legal system to make much needed changes: Amadeu will be presenting: Sunday, April 14 @ 3 PM City of Brockton War Memorial Building 156 West Elm Street Brockton, MA Friday, April...

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Community Day Basketball in Boston – ACVB

ACVB coordinated its first community event in Boston in collaboration with the City of Boston and BCYF.  The event was also help sponsored by DFA (The Depina Family Association) & MAPS (Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers). Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross on behalf of the Boston Police Activities league (PAL) donated drinks and snacks for the event in Boston. ACVB is a grassroots community effort to establish a community sports project that connects families with the community through youth development activities such as basketball and it’s C.A.R.E. Program (Community Advantage Resource Engagement).  Parts of the C.A.R.E. program comprises of STREM (Science,...

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Avery Cardoza signs with Academia Lobos de Chalchuapa

On March 8, 2019, Avery Cardoza, of ACVB (Associação Cabo Verdiana de Basquetebol), signed with Academia Lobos de Chalchuapa in El Salvador. Avery departed the US and is currently residing in El Salvador practicing with his new team.  Academia Lobos Club was created in order to collaborate and provide support to The Academy of Basketball of Chalchuapa in El Salvador.  Avery has been one of the faces of ACVB and star in the league for the last two seasons.  His absence will certainly change the dynamics of the league as the season is winding down.  He will be surely missed.  This is bad news for...

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ACVB is a community men's basketball league, currently based in Boston & Brockton, that is in its infancy. The league/organization's mission is to integrate youth development activities through basketball clinics and other outreach programs provided by the league to the community.

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