Basketball Manitoba was proud to add two new special awards to its collection of recognition awards it presented at the 2018 Basketball Manitoba Awards this past Saturday at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg. The two new awards included the Donovan Gayle Scholarships and the Lena Wenke Courage Award.
|2018 Donovan Gayle Scholarship recipients|
In part of this scholarship and the Balling for the Cure movement, a new and dedicated website has been developed by Basketball Manitoba to help promote future initiatives and as a tribute to Donovan and his memory. The new site can be found at http://www.ballingforthecure.ca. Basketball Manitoba thanks the support of the Gayle family who joined us from Toronto along with organizing committee members Shaneil Lawrence and Sela Andu for being part of the event.
|Members of the Gayle Family (Kerrick, Jasmine & Marlene)|
with Basketball Manitoba President Ross Wedlake
receiving the President's Award
The Balling for the Cure Organization in Donovan's memory was also presented with the President's Award which recognizes groups in Manitoba which utilize the sport of basketball to improve the community around us.
|Lena receiving the award from her coach Tami Pennell|
As part of this award, Basketball Manitoba has made a $500.00 donation in Lena's name to the Health Science Centre Foundation.
A full list of all those recognized at the 2018 Basketball Manitoba Awards can be found HERE.
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