Hoops From The Heart 2016 is now history and another resounding success. One hundred and fifty inner city kids attended two great games with the best male and female basketball players entertaining the crowd all evening! The kids were fed, received a 2016 Hoops From The Heart T-shirt and a basketball signed by one of the players. Two Scholarships (one at the University of Winnipeg and one at the University of Manitoba) will now be available for inner city kids to attend these schools and play basketball there. This all occurred due to the dedicated work of the following:

A big Winnipeg THANK YOU to all of the sponsors:  St. Boniface Hospital, University of Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Veterinary Care Group, Caspian, Hollywood Limousine Service Inc., Drs. Amarjit and Jagmit Arneja, Dilawri’s Crown Auto Group, RBC, Safeway, FABCA-PMG Projects Ltd, Dr. Balbir Singh, Cordent Dental Centre, Chum Optical, Econolodge, Home Run Sports, McElhoes & Duffy, MABO, Basketball Manitoba, Monarch Industries, Peller Estates, Philippine Basketball Association, PBA Winnipeg, Randy Viray Financial Services, Royal Crest Granite, SunWest, Tim Hortons, Triple B’s, Vickar Chevrolet, City of Winnipeg, Councilllors Brian Mayes, Devi Sharma and Russ Wyatt, Mr. Pardeep Bhullar, Mr. Al Chopra, Dr. D. Dhaliwal, Mr. Amargeet Warraich, Dr. Naseer Warraich & Family, Clay Oven and Infiniti.  

A big Winnipeg THANK YOU to all who volunteered their time to help out at the game: All of the referees for both games, all of the players for both games, Randall Viray at the ticket desk, Rob Blaich for his design work and photography, Bill Peters for the video production, and last but certainly not least, CJOB’s Keith McCullough for doing a fantastic job announcing both games!

A big Winnipeg THANK YOU to our Hoops From The Heart Organization Committee: Susie Hirst, Greg Mackling, Tyson Jones, Gail Pierce, Randy Viray, Tom Nicholson, Jes Coverini, Trevor Ahluwalia

Mr Robert Tibbs won the DeMar DeRosen autographed  Toronto Raptor jersey that was raffled off at the game!

Submitted by: 
Dr. Grant Pierce, Event Chair


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