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    May 6, 2019

    SOLD OUT: Keith Omoerah Basketball School Visit Program Announced for Grades K-8;


    SOLD OUT: The Keith Omoerah Basketball School Visits are now sold out for the months of May and June.

    To be added to our waiting list if an opportunity were to open up, please complete the form found at...

    KEITH OMOERAH BASKETBALL SCHOOL VISIT PROGRAM WAITING LIST


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    Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the continuation of an opportunity for elementary and middle schools in the greater Winnipeg area to a part of a new outreach program led by Winnipeg based professional basketball player and Nigerian National Team member Keith Omoerah.

    This program comes as an extension of the visits that professional basketball player Emily Potter made with Basketball Manitoba from December to May 2019.

    Keith is one of the most successful basketball players to come out of Manitoba and is now able to get involved with Basketball Manitoba with this new in-school opportunity for schools to take advantage of at NO COST TO THE SCHOOL.




    KEITH'S RECENT BASKETBALL HISTORY
    • University of Manitoba 
      • All-Canada West 2nd Team - 2016
      • Canada West Semifinals - 2016 
      • University of Winnipeg Wesmen Classic Tournament Champions & MVP 2016 & 2017 
      • University of Winnipeg Wesmen Classic Single Game High & Tournament High Rebound Record - 2017
      • Canada West Tournament Finalist - 2017
      • CIS National Tournament Quarterfinals -2017
    • Professional Basketball
      • Norwegian BLNO - 2018 (Named League Player of the Week) 
      • Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO 1st Team - 2018 
      • Eurobasket.com Norwegian BLNO All-Imports Team - 2018 
      • Ukrainian Superleague Two Time Player of the Week - 2019 
      • Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game - 2019

    • National Team
      • Nigerian National Team -2018-19
      • FIBA World Cup 2019 Qualifiers - 2018-19
    READ MORE ABOUT KEITH AND HIS BASKETBALL JOURNEY IN WINNIPEG FREE PRESS:  Omoerah hopes to shoot for Nigeria (April 30, 2019)


    PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

    WHO: Professional Basketball Player Keith Omoerah
    WHAT: A new basketball outreach program to support the physical education staff at Winnipeg area elementary or middle schools
    WHEN: Opportunities are open during regular school hours in May and June 2019.
    WHERE: Any Winnipeg area elementary or middle school (K-8)
    WHY: To support an area school with a unique opportunity to have one of Manitoba's most successful basketball players visit your school to promote the sport of basketball on the court and motivate students to stay healthy and active!




    PROGRAM DETAILS 
    • Keith will help lead the physical education classes for the day (or set amount of time) at the school and will include his leading the students through an introductory experience with basketball including different age-appropriate skills and drills.  
    • The time will include some stories on his journey through the sport and how basketball has taken him to all corners of the world.
    • The school will need to provide access to the gymnasium space with at least 2 basketball hoops and ideally have available 1 basketball per student.  Keith will come with any other training aids to support his time in the gym with the students.  
    • Someone at the school is asked to briefly introduce Keith to the students before she takes things from there. A brief script will be provided.    
    • There is NO COST to the school or others for Keith to be present during school hours.  
    • Keith will be able to attend a set number of schools as a special guest as part of the physical education class during normal school hours and will be scheduled on a first come first served basis.    
    • Keith has completed both a Canadian Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry check and proof of completion can be provided upon request to the school. 
    • Interested schools can complete the below online application form to express their interest in having Keith at the school! 



    AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE

    IMPORTANT: Before requesting a time for Keith to visit your school, please review the below request chart to see what days are available to request.  The visit timelines are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from May 6 to June 21, 2019 with exception to May 20, June 7 & 10 are not available.  All Wednesdays are NOT available to book.  The information is sorted by date.


    To view this information properly on a smartphone, rotate your device to a 'landscape' position to see all the data.  


    BOOKING LEGEND: 
    • Pending Confirmation (White)
    • Confirmed (Green)
    IF THE ABOVE IS SOLD OUT - JOIN OUR WAITING LIST



    SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM

    Interested schools can complete the below form to submit a request to Basketball Manitoba.  Only requests directly from a school will be fulfilled.  If you are a parent or student that would like a visit to occur at your school, please speak to your physical education teacher about requesting this for the school.

    The visit timelines are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from May 6 to June 21, 2019 with exception to May 20, June 7 & 10 are not available. All Wednesdays are NOT available to book. 

    Can't see the below form?  CLICK HERE to see it in a new window!


    ⬆️⬆️⬆️ SCROLL UP TO SEE THE APPLICATION FORM ⬆️⬆️⬆️ 

    CONTACT 

    Questions on the program can be sent to Jillian Kehler at 204-925-5775 ext. 1 or by email to jillian@basketballmanitoba.ca.



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