Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce that Riya Donnelly of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been named a recent recipient of the Sport Manitoba 'Women to Watch' athlete grant!  Riya has been active in basketball for 7 years now and is a member of the Targeted Athlete Program and is entering grade 12 this fall at Oak Park High School.  The honour roll student maintains a grade level of 95% and was the recipient of the Oak Park Junior Varsity Athlete of the Year Award in 2020.

Outside of her own basketball development, she is the head coach with the Westdale Junior High Girls Basketball Team.  After grade 12, she has a goal to play basketball at the next level while pursuing a law degree.  

Past basketball recipients of this award include...  VIEW MORE ON PAST RECIPIENTS
  • Ayva Khan
  • Gracie Batongbakal
  • Abby Benson
  • Beth Dueck
  • Aira Abello
  • Emily Johnson 
  • Abby Smith
  • Anna Kernaghan
  • Maltha Uwambajimana
  • Claire Signatovich
  • Niyah Becker
  • Raizel Guinto
  • Jordan Tully
  • Robyn Boulanger
  • Kerilynn MacLennan
  • Atoosa Jalayeri
  • Jasmine Ibrahim
  • Sara Ibrahim
  • Kerri Kuzbyt
  • Emily Potter
  • Brittany Wiebe
  • Danielle Baril
  • Adele Baril
  • Morgan Cross
  • Danielle DeGagne
  • Krystal Schouten
In partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.


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