KidSport Ontario is thrilled to announce that it will be one of the beneficiaries of the 2017 Bay Street Hoops charity basketball tournament on March 30 to April 1 at the University of Toronto.
The Bay Street Hoops charity basketball tournament combines fun and community, with a little bit of competition, to help make Toronto a better place for children and youth. Since 1995, the tournament has raised more than $2.5 million for organizations, like KidSport, that make a difference in the lives of local kids.
The 2017 tournament will mark the 23rd anniversary of Bay Street Hoops and it remains one of Toronto’s premiere charity sports events. The event includes a three (3) day 5 vs 5 basketball tournament, a Kid's Clinic, a 3PT Shootout and an After Party & Auction. Each year the event welcomes over 1,000 players, spectators, guests and volunteers from Canada's leading law and accounting firms, financial services institutions and a variety of other business sectors.
We invite you to get involved with Bay Street Hoops 2017 and have a great time supporting KidSport Ontario...So All Kids Can Play!
There are a number of ways to get involved:
- Register a team in one of the open or women's divisions, based on skill level - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
- Make a donation to the tournament, either directly or through a player or team - CLICK HERE TO DONATE
- Become a sponsor of the tournament - CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE
- Volunteer your time as part of the organizing committee or event crew - CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
- Make an in-kind donation to the event auction - EMAIL ONTARIO@KIDSPORTCANADA.CA
Click here for more details about the tournament.
KidSport Ontario & Bay Street Hoops
KidSport Ontario has been a beneficiary of the Bay Street Hoops tournament for the past five (5) years. Since assisting close to 125 under-resourced Toronto children back in 2011, the KidSport Grant Program has been able to provide at least twice that many kids with a season of sport each year with the support of the tournament. That has resulted in over 1,300 Toronto children and youth in need getting the chance to play the sport of their choice during that time. Although KidSport will provide financial assistance so a child may play any one of over 90 different sports, being a beneficiary of Bay Street Hoops' has had a significant impact on the growth of the sport of basketball. The recent success of the Toronto Raptors, the Canada Basketball women's and men's national programs and the Canadian content in the NBA and NCAA seemingly has inspired more kids to want to play the game throughout the province. This has led to a significant increase in the number of basketball funding requests to KidSport, including the more than 280 grants to Toronto kids that have been given out in the last three (3) years alone. Bay Street Hoops' support has been a critical part of us being able to meet some of the rising demand from kids who would not otherwise have the opportunity to play this great sport.
Click on these first hand accounts of the impact of Bay Street Hoops' support.
KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 530,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming. KidSport is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association with the Canada Revenue Agency (86212 5986 RR0003).