City Ballers held their first of many fundraisers to help raise money for their local basketball league on July 5th. The lively affair included music, an outdoor BBQ, basketball games and sponsor’s setting up shop ready to show off their fancy goods.
The fundraiser, meant to help the City Ballers League raise money in order to keep the junior basketball league afloat and had a range of guests and support to help them on this important day. Including volunteers to hone their BBQ skills, coaches to help instruct the kids and Prudence Griffiths’ herself running around like a worker bee.
This league is for the kid says co-founder/co-owner Griffiths who runs the program with partner O’Neil Scarlette. Both enthusiast of keeping active, they started the league after witnessing the decline in activity of young children and youth.
A nurse by trade, Griffiths’ goal is to raise awareness about the lack of activity and how it is affecting society as a whole. By making the fundraiser health conscious the message is spread to those who attended and will continue to spread through word of mouth.
The fundraiser was a mix of health fair and entertainment while a fun and friendly basketball tournament took place in three rented gyms. Local supporters and sponsors came down to help raise awareness and show support for the cause.
Kangen Water was on hand to demonstrate the importance a good cup of water, with a presentation led by Anne Gagnon, Kangen Water showed exactly how much you can do health-wise with water besides drinking it.
Another local sponsor that lent a knowledgeable hand was Superior Medical representatives Martha Popela and Manny Moniz. Superior Medical is a medic’s supply
Company that provides medical professionals with provisions ranging from sanitizers to educational tools.
The highlight of the fundraiser was a visit from Brampton’s resident basketball league, the Brampton A’s. Two team members Steven Idlet and Cavell Johnson joined the kids in a huddle to talk about the importance of being active not only physically but as a member of society.
While stressing the importance of education and the aspect of teamwork, Johnson motivated the kids with a speech that documented his journey to becoming a professional basketball player and gave hope to many of the children on the team with the same dreams. Idlet echoed Johnson’s words of motivation and inspiration.
The fundraiser won’t be the last you hear of City Ballers. Griffiths’ and Scarlette have a lot in store for the future
beginning with the summer camp they are running to help support parents in the summer and more importantly keeping kids active.
For more information about City Ballers, you can go to cityballersleague.com for highlights and updates about the team, the cause and how you can get involved.
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