Discover America Week 2016 – ALBA NBA Basketball Challenge


As part of Discover America Week, NBA Legend Sam Vincent organized the first annual Bahrain Corporate Basketball Challenge (BCBC) on October 22 at the ALBA Club in Riffa.  Four teams — two from ALBA, and one each from Tatweer and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland — took part in the daylong tournament, which was sponsored by ALBA and the Bahrain Economic Development Board.  During brief remarks delivered before throwing up the first jump ball, Ambassador Roebuck praised Sam’s initiative in organizing the BCBC tournament, and celebrated “the role basketball has played in deepening bilateral commercial and cultural ties between the United States and Bahrain.”  For a full schedule of Discover America Week events, please visit