Hoopfest

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018
Time: 1-5pm ET
Location: Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Training Centre (TPASC) – 875 Morningside Ave, Toronto, ON M1C 0C7

Event Overview

Hoopfest, presented by Toyota Canada, is Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s signature fundraising event. The half-day corporate challenge builds team spirit among co-workers, friends, family, colleagues and clients by providing individuals the opportunity to participate in fun and completely inclusive wheelchair basketball tournament. The goal of the event is to raise funds that enable more Canadians to experience the life-changing impact of wheelchair basketball while bringing awareness to the sport and athletes. Teams of 4-6 players enjoy the thrill and challenge of playing 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball, while interacting with Team Canada athletes and coaches.

Impact of Your Generosity

Wheelchair Basketball Canada strongly believes in the power of sport to move people toward enhanced health, stronger communities and improved quality of life. That is why we are fiercely dedicated to creating opportunities for all Canadians to reach their full potential both on and off the court. Whether competing for fun or pursuing the Paralympic podium, our vision is for every Canadian to be given the opportunity to play. The funds raised at Hoopfest are used to enable all Canadians to be active, be included, and be empowered to pursue their own individual excellence. Through your support more Canadians living with disability will experience the life-changing benefits of wheelchair basketball.

Tournament Format

The tournament features up-to 16 teams (4-6 players per team) and each team will play five games (3 round robin and 2 playoff games). Games will be 10 minutes in length and played on a half-court. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony to recognize the top three teams.

Team Canada Athletes

One of the highlights for participants will be the opportunity to engage with Team Canada athletes as well as next gen program athletes from Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s National Academy. With the event taking place our National Training Centre, it is a perfect opportunity for our athletes to share their experiences and provide expert coaching tips to participants.

How to Register

Each team is asked to commit a minimum registration fee of $1500 (with all proceeds going towards grassroots wheelchair basketball programs in Canada). The deadline to register online is November 8, 2018 – Click here to register.

Fundraising

In addition to the registration fee, individuals and teams will be asked to help raise money through their own peer networks – it is as easy as sending a few e-mails to family, friends, coworkers etc. We will provide templated messaging and links to personalized fundraising pages. Since we want you to go further, we will sweeten the pots with great prizes and incentives.

Partnership Opportunities

Wheelchair Basketball Canada invites corporations to get even more involved with Hoopfest by becoming official event partners. Opportunities include court sponsorship, recognition on digital platforms and event marketing collateral, special mentions in opening and closing remarks, participation in award presentations, employee and client engagement, and other unique partnership opportunities.

For more information about potential partnership opportunities, please contact Jody Kingsbury, Director Marketing and Communications, at 613-851-2337 or jkingsbury@wheelchairbasketball.ca.

Hoopfest Contact

For more information about Hoopfest, to register your team through email, or to make a donation, please contact:

Julia Ma
Communications Coordinator
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
613-260-1296 ext. 205
jma@wheelchairbasketball.ca

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians.

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