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    July 4, 2017

    STARTS JULY 8: SWISH Outdoor Basketball Drop In Centre Returns to Winnipeg This Summer

    THIS SATURDAY! Basketball Manitoba is pleased to support year 6 of the SWISH outdoor basketball program, coming to Winnipeg's core this July & August! Through a partnership between several faculties/units of the University of Manitoba and other community partners, a free outdoor drop-in basketball program will once again be taking place this summer at the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus located at the Health Sciences Centre.


    'Project SWISH' (Summer Weekend Inner-city Supervised Hoops), will provide an opportunity for inner city kids to play basketball, under the supervision of paid staff and volunteers, including adult basketball players, coaches, and community members.

    Children, aged 12 to 18, and their families, residing in the inner city are welcome to participate. There's no cost, and no pre-registration, just bring a basketball and have some fun! At least a half dozen portable hoops will be set up, with the possibility of more being added later.  Throughout the summer, different activities will take place at the site, including 3-on-3 games, free throw, dribbling, and other fun games with prizes! Best of all, it'll be a place for inner city kids to drop in anytime with their basketballs and shoot some hoops!

    WHEN: SWISH will run Saturdays from 11am to 5pm, from July 8 to August 19, 2017.

    WHERE: On the large staff parking lot at the UM Bannatyne Campus, McDermot & Tecumseh. (map below)

    Free transportation will be available, including free bus tickets for children who are accompanied by adults.

    Project SWISH Partners: UM Faculties of Medicine, Kinesiology & Recreation Management, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, School of Medical Rehabilitation, Bison Basketball, Parking Services, and Physical Plant; Youth Agencies Alliance; Basketball Manitoba; Basketballs for Inner City Kids; and City of Winnipeg SPIN (Sport Programs in Inner City Neighbourhoods).







    For more information about Project SWISH, contact Xavier Smith at http://www.swishbasketball.ca/contact.

    SWISH WEBSITE









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