Neville & Karen Provo

Neville & Karen Provo

2024 Invisible Champion Award - Nova Scotia/Halifax

Founders

North Preston Bulls Association, North Preston

Nominator Comments:

The power couple exhibited unwavering dedication by investing countless hours in organizing basketball clinics, tournaments, and mentorship programs tailored to the needs of Black North Preston youth. Their proactive approach included securing funding, liaising with community leaders, and personally coaching and mentoring aspiring athletes, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for their growth both on and off the court. Through their passion and commitment, they inspired not only athletic excellence but also academic success, providing a vital alternative to the streets and fostering a sense of belonging and purpose within the community. Despite limited resources, the power couple maximized impact by leveraging community partnerships, utilizing existing facilities, and creatively sourcing donations of equipment and funds. Their efficient organization and strategic planning enabled them to stretch every dollar, ensuring that even the smallest contribution went a long way toward providing opportunities for Black North Preston youth to thrive through basketball.

Have you been helped by a human service champion? We would love to hear about it.

Submit your story