In Recognition of Edmonton Youth Basketball and Calgary Minor Basketball, Ray Hampton. - Established 2017
Ray Hampton was founder and builder of Edmonton Youth Basketball and the Calgary Minor Basketball Association. Ray Hampton served as the Chairman of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Basketball Association in the 1960's & 1970's. Even when his own children were no longer involved in the program he still continued to coach and could be found working and coaching a mini girls team somewhere in the EYBA program. He was keenly interested in working with the beginning levels of the basketball program to ensure that it continued to develop.
In time, his wife got a position with the company she worked for in Calgary. Ray moved to Calgary with his wife and was promptly involved with the basketball program in Calgary Minor Basketball Association where he also served as their First President for many years. Ray Hampton along with Alan Traxel helped to found and build the Calgary Minor Basketball Association as we know it today.
His influence in basketball thus was felt in the two primary communities of Alberta. Ray was later honored by Basketball Alberta at one of their functions as a builder of the basketball programing in Alberta. Ray's influence in basketball went beyond just the team he was coaching and has endured through the Youth Basketball Associations of EYBA & CMBA.
2017: Bow River