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    May 8, 2018

    POSTPONED: Hoops from the Heart Event for Inner-city Kids and Heart Research Set for May 10 at UW

    Dear All:

    I am afraid our date for Hoops From The Heart that we organized months ago conflicts now with Game 7 of the Winnipeg Jets series with Nashville. Our Organization Committee is concerned that the players, the inner city kids, the referees and everyone involved will either not show up or be very unhappy to miss game 7 of the Jets series. We have decided to postpone the game and find another date that is good for all involved later this spring. Never fear – we will carry out our 10th Hoops From The Heart evening. I have 150 inflated basketballs in my basement and the house smells like rubber so it will get done! We will wait on the outcome of game 7 to see if we need to be concerned with another conflict in dates with the Jets.

    Many thanks!  Sorry for the inconvenience but I think it is for the best.

    Go Jets!

    Thanks for your understanding,

    Grant Pierce


    The 10th Annual Hoops From The Heart games are being held on Thursday evening May 10th in support of inner city kids.  Do you want to have fun, save lives and help inner city kids?

    Could you do anything better?!

    Hoops From The Heart is an annual event (now into its 10th year) where the best men’s and women’s basketball players in Manitoba play two games at the University of Winnipeg's Duckworth Centre. In the process, 150 inner city kids are there to watch the games, receive a free meal, get their own Hoops From The Heart T shirt and take a basketball home signed by one of the players. The proceeds of the games have also helped to create a Scholarship specifically for an inner city youth to go to either the University of Manitoba or the University of Winnipeg to play basketball. Watch great basketball and help Winnipeg’s inner city kids. This year we are raffling off an autographed Matthieu Perreault Winnipeg Jets jersey to one lucky fan at the game. Part of the proceeds also helps heart research at St Boniface Hospital. Help fight heart disease, the #1 cause of death in Manitoba today and show your support for the present and future basketball stars of Manitoba.

    Come on out to the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre on Thursday, May 10th. It’s all for a great cause!

    • 6:15 pm: Men’s game - Universities of Manitoba/Winnipeg versus Manitoban All Stars
    • 7:30 pm: Women’s game - University of Manitoba vs University of Winnipeg
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