Drive Basketball wins Young Entrepreneur Award

Pasha Bains and Chad Clifford received the Young Entrepreneur Award for their Drive Basketball business.  - Rob Newell photo
Pasha Bains and Chad Clifford received the Young Entrepreneur Award for their Drive Basketball business.
— image credit: Rob Newell photo

Local basketball barons Pasha Bains and Chad Clifford started Drive Basketball as a skills development camp. They didn’t have designs on a business then; they just wanted to teach kids how to play basketball.

“The first camp, we didn’t know if anyone would show up. It grew to where people kept saying, ‘When’s the next camp?’” said Bains, a Richmond High grad.

Now Drive is a successful business with two courts at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

For their efforts, Bains and Clifford, who won a B.C. high school title with White Rock Christian Academy in 1999,  captured the Young Entrepreneur Award Wednesday.

“We have some kids who are playing Division 1 with the national team, but we also have lots of kids that are just happy to make their team,” said Bains in accepting the award.

“We’re really lucky that we have a business that’s our passion.”

Also nominated: Nooch Snack and Chill, Shine Nail Bar.

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