School Day Events & Games
ONTARIO | 2016
COUNTRY, COMMUNITY, SCHOOL!
“Believe in Yourself!”
THE CANADIAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Professional Basketball is coming to Canada! Competing in the Canadian Basketball League (CBL) in the inaugural 2016-2017 season, the CBL is proud to have a franchise. The CBL was founded by Butch Carter, former Toronto Raptors Head Coach on July 30, 2014. There will be a total of four teams across the province of Ontario to commence the inaugural season. The league is set to expand nationwide within two years.
SCHOOL DAY PROGRAM
The CBL believes in active involvement in the community and youth. The CBL school day program is an initiative designed to engage and relate to today’s youth and reach them in a positive manner. The School Day program works on a primary and secondary theme, which for the 2016-2017 season are:
“Believe in Yourself”
Which aims to inspire kids with the message to “love and respect oneself, increase one’s self-esteem and self-worth, overcome obstacles in pursuit of one’s dreams and believe in the value and rewards of education.”
Which instills the importance of a lifestyle and mindset where physical activity and healthy eating is an essential part of life. To teach kids from a young age that respecting their bodies through the food they consume and the long term value of being physically active leads to decreasing their chances of developing many diseases such as heart disease and diabetes and leads to a generally healthier and happier life. We emphasis that the benefits of active living include:
– Improved health
– Doing better in school
– Improved fitness
– Growing stronger
– Having fun playing with friends
– Feeling happier
– Maintaining a healthy body weight
– Improved self-confidence
– Learning new skills
SCHOOL DAY GAMES
The CBL invites the district’s students to school day exhibition games scheduled twice a month in October, November and December held between Monday to Friday from 9am-11am or 12pm-2pm. The games promise to be an exciting, fun and rewarding day out for the communities youth to spend time with classmates and friends cheering on their hometown CBL team at a thrilling basketball game filled with in-game entertainment and student engagement.
*The CBL offers School Day tickets at $12*
SCHOOL DAY EVENTS
The CBL school day program also includes an “in-school assembly” which will provide kids a chance to meet, take pictures and get autographs from two or more team players, team staff or the team mascot (always a kids favourite!), participate in basketball related games/mini-clinics, receive a motivational speech along the 2015-2016 themes of “Believe in Yourself” and “Active Lifestyle” and cheer on a ‘Players vs Teachers’ scrimmage and/or ‘Basketball Skills Showcase’ (Dunks, 3pt shots etc).