Owner Omar Daniel is pleased to announce the opening of Vineyard Streetball Classic, a new philanthropy in Douglas County. Vineyard Streetball Classic, Inc. is a nonprofit serving the Martha's Vineyard and Metro Atlanta area’s to promote exercise, improve, and build basketball court play areas, by hosting annual basketball tournaments and educational programs. Daniel celebrated Vineyard Streetball Classic’s opening on Sept. 19 with a Douglas County Chamber ribbon cutting.
Since 2002, the Vineyard Streetball Classic, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, has taken place each year on July 4th weekend at Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. During the annual tournament, students age 9 to 18 from across the northeast showcase their athletic talents in an environment of positive recreational competition. Each team of three to five players battles through a series of double-elimination rounds with the top teams in each division receiving trophies at the end of the day.
After sustaining a successful program in the north for ten years, Omar decided it was time to bring the organization south. Over the past year, he has worked diligently to establish the organization in Douglas County including obtaining his 501(c)3 status, making Vineyard Streetball Classic a true non-profit organization. The tournament is set for Oct. 12, at the Douglas County Boys and Girls Club located at 8828 Gurley Road in Douglasville.
Douglas County Chamber President and CEO, Kali Boatright, congratulated Omar on the expansion of the organization.
“The Douglas County Chamber is grateful to have you as a member of our community,” commented Boatright. “In every organization that you are involved in, you shine brightly and the Chamber looks forward to supporting Vineyard Streetball Classic and seeing you continue to change the lives of people in Douglasville and Douglas County for the better.”