For His Valuable Humanitarian Services In U.S. 76ers Basketball Team Honors Liberian Philanthropist

Mr. Voffee Saye Jabateh (Far-Right) and a 76ers Assistant General Manager with Cholo Brooks (Far-Left) during his US visit recently

As it is always said, “Seeing is believing’ was indeed justified in the presence of this writer when the Chief Executive Officer of the African Cultural Alliance of North America), Mr. Voffee Saye Jabateh was honored by the Philadelphia 76ers, one of America’s leading basketball teams for his valuable services to the society and its people.

During the ceremony which was held at the 76ers basketball court was colorful with the presence of renowned American basketball stars, well-wishers, friends and relatives who poured praises on the honoree for his numerous contributions to the wellbeing of the residents of Philadelphia and the rest of America.

Philadelphia which has the population of over 1.553 million residents is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous city in the United States with dozens of Liberians are residing making lives better for themselves and their dependents back home.

The team also lauded Mr. Jabateh for the level of assistance being provided to the needy in that part of the world, especially to Africans/Americans who are in dare need of assistance for their immigration documents.

One of the Assistant General Manager in the photo above, expressed thanks and appreciation on behalf of his team to the honoree and pledged the team’s support towards any projected that ACANA desirous of undertaken.

In response, the honoree thanked the leadership of the team for the honor being bestowed upon him and assured the people of Philadelphia of his organization’s support as usual in the growth and development of their respective community.

The honoring of Mr. Jabateh which was the first for a Liberian to receive was climaxed with a friendly match between the 76ers and the Houston Rocket basketball team.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.