Over forty high school students from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro joined Georgetown University coaches for a four day regional basketball camp, focused on leadership, teamwork and intercultural exchange. The camp concluded on Thursday, August 2, at Sports Center “Topolica” in Bar, where U.S. Embassy Podgorica Public Affairs Officer Shelly Seaver delivered certificates to the participants of the regional camp organized by the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica and Georgetown University from Washington, D.C. in Bar, Montenegro.
Deputy Mayor of Bar Dragan Simovic and Strategic Resource Planning Coordinator for the State Department’s European Public Diplomacy Bureau Henry Scott also attended the closing ceremony. The camp is part of the Basketball Diplomacy project which took place for the fourth time in Montenegro. Eight coaches, former male and female basketball players from Georgetown University, worked with over 40 girls and boys of the ages 15-18 and four coaches from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro. The goal of the Basketball Diplomacy project is to highlight the importance of sports and education for young people, including the development of their leadership skills and volunteerism and to promote regional and interethnic cooperation and tolerance through sports.