Basketball Manitoba is pleased to offer players and coaches in Manitoba the opportunity to vote for the All-Manitoba Teams, Players of the Year, and Coaches of the Year, and apply for $6,300 in available grants, scholarships and donations.  These awards come as a partnership with Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, University of Manitoba, Balling for the Cure, Morris Glimcher, Lena Wenke and the family and friends of Alex Samaniego.   

The awards and recognitions include the... 
  • All-Manitoba Teams
  • Manitoba Players of the Year
  • Manitoba Coaches of the Year
  • Special Recognition & Service Awards
  • Carl Ridd Award
  • Ron Meyers Leadership Award
  • Donovan Gayle Balling for the Cure Scholarships
  • Alex Samaniego Memorial Scholarships
  • Lena Wenke Courage Award
  • Jim Bulloch Coaching Award
  • Morris Glimcher Student Manager Award
  • Mike Spack Lifetime Achievement Award
Over $6,300 in grants and scholarships are available to basketball players and coaches in Manitoba!  We are inviting ALL basketball coaches in Manitoba to cast their votes before the deadline of Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 12:00 pm.  

Basketball Manitoba will host the four Graduating All-Star Games on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Sport Manitoba Courts (aka Canada Games Sport for Life Centre) at 10:00 am for the AAAA levels and 12:00 pm for the A-AAA levels.  All games will be live-streamed as only a limited amount of spectator space is available in the facility.  


AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (P = Players; C = Coaches; M = Managers)
* Application requires a current copy of your high school transcript 
** Application requires a letter of support from your basketball coach
*** Application requires the endorsement of two other coaches in the basketball community  
  • P - Carl Ridd Award - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships * / **
    • Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who excels on the court, classroom and in the community.
  • P - Ron Meyers Leadership Award - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships * / **
      • Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who excels in the community, on the court and classroom.
    • P - Donovan Gayle Scholarship - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships **
      • Recognizing a Grade 12 basketball player who best meets the qualities of perseverance, determination and resilience that Donovan set as a leader in our community. 
    • P - Alex Samaniego Memorial Scholarship - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships **
      • Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who exudes passion, commitment and a positive attitude toward the sport of basketball.  
    • P - Lena Wenke Courage Award - 1 x $500.00 donation to the recipient's charity of choice **
      • Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who has faced and overcome obstacles or challenges in their life while staying involved in the sport of basketball.
    • C - Jim Bulloch Coaching Award - 1 x $800.00 Scholarship ***
      • Recognizes a newer Manitoba basketball coach with solid potential as a long-term leader in our sport.  
    • M - Morris Glimcher Student Manager Scholarship - 1 x $1000.00 Scholarship **
      • Recognizes a grade 12 graduating student Varsity Basketball Manager.   
    2023 TOTAL AVAILABLE = $6,300.00

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