TMB contributes to rehabilitating basketball court

16.07.2016, Goma, DRC – Recognising that sport plays a very important role in promoting community relations, team work, and hard work, and TMB is delighted to partner with various sporting projects, especially with regard to basketball.

In that context, TMB has partnered with Bismack Biyombo, the renowned Congolese NBA star, to rehabilitate basketball courts for the young basketball players that the NBA star supports in Lubumbashi, Kinshasa and Goma.

The work on rehabilitating the Lake University Campus basketball court in Goma started on 9 May and will be finished by mid-July. The inauguration of the first TMB & Bismack Biyombo Basketball Court in the Congo is taking place on 16 July, with the presence of Bismack Biyombo and many officials of the city of Goma and the province of North Kivu. The Governor of the province of North Kivu and the city mayor will also honor us with their presence.

Bismack Biyombo Sumba is a Congolese professional basketball player born in Lubumbashi. Bismack has recently signed a four year contract with Orlando Magic, having previously played with the Toronto Raptors and the Charlotte Bobcats.

Bismack is a model and an inspiration for young Congolese and TMB is thrilled to support him.

Each year Bismack returns over summer to the Congo where he has set up, in several cities, youth basketball programmes. His commitment is to supporting young people, mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to teach them the values of respect, tolerance and peace. Bismack has exciting plans to create basketball academies in the Congo.

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Inauguration terrain TMB Bismack