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    July 17, 2007

    5 Manitobans Recipients of Be One Scholarships

    Canada Basketball Announced today the Manitoba recipients of the Be One
    Scholarship award to 5 Manitoba basketball players.  The program
    recognizes Canadian student-athletes and the option for athletes to
    continue their post secondary basketball career in Canada. Applicants
    are evaluated based on academic and athletic achievement, as well as
    their leadership and volunteerism in athletics and in the community. 
    The 5 local recipients are...






     



    • Amy Ogidan - Winnipeg, MB

    • Dayna Prost - Glenboro, MB

    • Rosemary Mills - Winnipeg, MB

    • Taya Stobbe - Boissevain, MB

    • Travis Hallgrimson - Glenboro, MB





    Each athlete received a $1000.00 scholarship from Canada Basketball to be used for the 2007-08 school year.



    The program awarded a total of $60,000 to deserving high school basketball players from across the country who will be enrolled in a Canadian post secondary education institution the following year.



    “This is a great way for Canada Basketball to show its support of young players who want to continue their career in Canada,” stated Canada Basketball Executive Director and CEO Fred Nykamp. “Canada Basketball is dedicated to growing the game at all levels of competition through the “Be One” national membership program, and this is small example of our commitment.”



    Applicants must be a Canadian citizen and are nominated through their zone high school athletic associations (MHSAA) and passed on to their provincial/territorial high school athletic associations. An equal number of female and male players from each province and territory will be awarded the Canada Basketball/CSSF Scholarship, with the exact number of recipients determined by each provincial or territorial high school athletic association.



    “An excellent way to keep our athletes in Canada is to make it financially more viable for them to stay in here. Canada Basketball has shown leadership in this area by assisting with tuition costs through this new scholarship program,” stated John Paton, CSSF President.



    For more information go to http://www.basketball.ca.


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