The University of Winnipeg was a hub of activity this past Saturday during the third annual "Summer in the City Basketball Tournament".  The event served as a fundraiser in support of the Inner City Junior Wesmen program, which was founded in 2007 and now attracts about 40 neighbourhood girls to play basketball at the Duckworth Centre. This year the program expanded to include three boys teams. Currently there are 80-90 kids involved, aged 14-18. The Inner City Wesmen program is funded through private donations and support from Wesmen Athletics.  Taking place indoors at the Duckworth Centre, the Summer in the City event featured a skills competition and, of course, a top-notch three-on-three basketball tournament for participants of all ages. The event featured more than 40 teams.

The Summer In The City Street Festival And Basketball Tournament Was A Great Success. The Event Served As A Fundraiser For The Inner City Jr Wesmen Program..

“Tournaments like this and the Heart of the City event we held earlier this year are key to developing meaningful programs for inner-city kids,” said Bob Axworthy, Inner City Junior Wesmen coach and tournament organizer. “We invite everyone to come out, have some fun and support a worthwhile program at the same time.”

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