PROFILE: Live For Ball

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Basketball training!

Basketball training!

Live For Ball (LFB) is a summer camp that runs for five weeks during the months of July and August. In its second year as a summer camp, it strives to enhance team-building and respect for one another through the sport of basketball and leadership activities. LFB provides a fun, safe, and positive environment to keep the youth active and make the most out of their summer.

Learning team-building and communication as they coach and help each other

Learning team-building and communication as they coach and help each other

Operating on weekdays from 9AM to 4PM, all participants of LFB do warm-ups and physical activities in the morning, mainly covering the fundamentals of basketball. In the afternoon, the younger part of the group goes out on trips, while the more experienced of the group stay inside for more intensive basketball training.

An exciting game of Dr. Dodgeball!

An exciting game of Dr. Dodgeball!

LFB is more than just a basketball camp. It also runs a variety of leadership games and activities that promote teamwork, respect, good sportsmanship, and moral lessons that give its participants a foundation for good character. Because of this, the LFB team at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School has truly evolved into a closely-knit family.

Elite members coaching younger members

Elite members coaching younger members

Energizers for the morning

Star athletes in the making!

Star athletes in the making!

LFB’s partnership with Focus On Youth not only benefits the organization itself, but teenagers as well. In an interview with Focus On Youth staff, Marlene Solano says that her favourite part about her job is the motivation she gets from her coaches. Through Focus On Youth, Live For Ball becomes more accessible to teens across the city.

Focus On Youth staff (left to right) Mariel Gascon and Marlene Solano

Focus On Youth staff (left to right) Mariel Gascon and Marlene Solano

Live For Ball supervisors Isaac King and Katrina Sorra

Live For Ball supervisors Isaac King and Katrina Sorra

 


SUMMARY

Organization: Live For Ball

Location: Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School

100 Brimley Rd S, Toronto, ON M1M 3X4

Dates/Times: July 7th – August 8th, Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4PM

Contact Information:

Isaac King and Katrina Sorra

www.liveforball.com

liveforball@rogers.com

416-707-7033


The lovely faces of LFB!

4 thoughts on “PROFILE: Live For Ball

  1. Again and again, thank you for sharing such great stories!

    Peace and Hope, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary’s CSS, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.” “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein ****You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response***** ________________________________________

  2. This is such a great write up! Being surrounded with wonderful kids and counsellors at this camp has really made my stay worth while.

  3. It was a great experience! I was able to form an amazing bond with all the kids and it was really fun. The coaches were inspirational and the kids were all amazing athletes! I wish this camp the best for future years and I’ll miss all the kids dearly!

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