TORONTO, ON– The National Basketball League of Canada’s President & CEO, Andre Levingston, has announced that Prince Edward Island has been formally accepted as the fifth city to join the league for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
“We are extremely pleased to be adding another team to both the league and to the maritime region,” said Levingston.
“The PEI franchise owners, Darren MacKay and Duncan Shaw, are extremely successful and passionate businessmen, and we have no doubt that these attributes will transfer into their basketball club.”
MacKay and Shaw grew up in Prince Edward Island and reside in Cornwall. Together, they were two of the partners in Cogsdale Corporation, a software company they grew from a basement start up to a 140 person firm that was sold in 2010. Their entrepreneurial success was acknowledged when Duncan was named the 2010 Atlantic Canada Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
“Darren and Duncan are extremely passionate about their community and about giving back,” said Levingston. “They are looking very forward to bringing an exciting brand of professional basketball to the island.”
PEI’s team will begin their 18 regular season home game schedule in early November.
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