Noel Muyskens has always believed that every child, regardless of their background or where they are from, should have the opportunity to engage in high quality sports experiences. So when he decided he was going to retire at the end of 2019, he wanted to ensure that MVP Basketball Camp – a non-profit summer basketball camp that has been a fixture in the Westchester County community for 25 years – and its mission, could live on. And that meant he needed to find a partner. “It was clear Backyard Sports Cares was the best organization to approach about merging,” said Noel.
The organizations’ similar missions and communities served made the opportunity too appealing for Backyard Sports Cares to pass up. “I’ve known Noel a long time and have been a long-time admirer of him and the work of MVP Basketball Camp,” said BYSC Executive Director Danny Bernstein. MVP will continue to run as its own standalone camp. Our responsibility is to be stewards of the culture and values that MVP built over 25 years and to always be mindful of the camp’s original mission.”
A seamless transition and ensuring MVP’s culture remains unchanged has been made easier by the camp’s long-serving and loyal leadership staff. John Nemsick, who has been with MVP since its founding 25 years ago was the obvious choice for Director.
“I’m grateful and honored to be the Director of a camp I love and believe in, and really excited to have Backyard Sports Cares as a partner. Together, we hope to provide more sports opportunities to the kids, families and communities that hunger for them.”