When Jake Canty was looking for a place to locate his ABA basketball franchise, he consulted his mentor and friend, John Ford, a member of the Lynn School Committee.
Ford suggested the Lynn Tech Fieldhouse would be the right venue and this city would be the perfect fit for the semi-professional North Shore Tides, who feature Lynn players on its roster.
John Ford has always been a tremendous supporter of Lynn sports teams and Lynn events, especially the Boverini Basketball Tournament held each December.
We know he’s been particularly supportive of Lynn Classical sports teams, but that’s because his grandson, Quivari Jackson, was a tremendous athlete in the Rams’ program and a likely Hall of Fame inductee one day.
The point is that John Ford has stepped forward once again for the young athletes and sports fans in this city who won’t have far to travel to see the Tides play basketball at an extremely high skill level – just as the North Shore Navigators have with their baseball organization at Fraser Field and the North Shore Generals have with their football organization at Manning Field.
We thank John Ford for being so instrumental in bringing the North Shore Tides to Lynn and we hope you’ll support this team when it begins its inaugural season in our city.