PROFILE: Live For Ball (Blessed Cardinal Newman)

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Live for Ball (LFB) is a summer camp which provides basketball skills to their campers and is located at Blessed Cardinal Newman. Their main goal is to build team and individual qualities in a fun and positive environment. Their motto, “It’s your life, live it!” proves that this camp gives their campers what they need in order for them to have the best camp experience.

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Proof that hard work pays off.

The organization was founded in 2008 by Isaac King and Katrina Sorra, and every year their growth is very notable. The camp is located at Blessed Cardinal Newman CHS, 100 Brimley Road S. Given their close proximity to the Scarborough Bluffs, the camp goes on regular walks down to the Bluffs to get their campers energized. Throughout the day, they do basketball drills and games. Cheering and positive attitudes are an asset at this camp as all the campers are supportive of each other throughout the day’s activities.

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Camper showing us how to floss

Each year, they seek athletes, new and old, to be in their camp. They hope to help campers live their dreams and to find their own individuality. No matter where a child comes from, they can easily come to LFB to relieve their own stress and have fun. They believe in all of their campers and with enough focus and determination, their campers can do great things.

SUMMARY:

Organization:

Live for Ball

Location: 

100 Brimley Rd. S, Toronto, ON, M1M 3X4.

Dates/Times:
July 3 to August 10, 2018
8:30am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Katrina Sorra
(416) 707-7033
liveforball@rogers.com

Website:
http://www.liveforball.com/

 

PROFILE: Scarborough Basketball Association (Jean Vanier)

 

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Beginning in 1996, the Scarborough Basketball Association (SBA) is a registered non-profit organization. The main goal of SBA is to serve the youth in the Scarborough area with the opportunity to grow and enjoy their summers with basketball.

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Learning a few tips

SBA is located at Jean Vanier CSS at 959 Midland Avenue. They begin their day with warm ups, basketball drills, and scrimmage. In the latter portion of the day, they learn new basketball skills and begin to exercise those newfound skills on the court.

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Striking a pose for the camera.

SBA is run and coached by volunteers. They believe in putting athletes first and winning second. Over the past 10+ years of existence, they have placed Scarborough on the basketball map in Ontario, by producing great basketball players and organizing competitive tournaments. With the positive environment provided by both the campers and staff, SBA is a perfect place for your first dribble.

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Scarborough Basketball Association

Location:
Jean Vanier CSS
959 Midland Ave, Scarborough, ON M1K 4G4

Dates/Times:
9:00am – 3:30pm
July 3 – August 10 2018

Contact Information:
Peter Jones
(416) 285 – 4428
peter_jones@rogers.com

Website:
http://www.sbabasketball.ca/

PROFILE: Footsteps to Success Central (St.Timothy)

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Footsteps to Success (Central) is located at St.Timothy Catholic School. This free six week program was created by Andre Fullerton to give the opportunity for kids to grow and develop while having fun in the summer. Kids can participate in various programs including arts, sports and leadership.

 

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Arts campers showing off their creations.

Footsteps offers youth FREE Summer Day Camp programming presented by community organizations and not-for-profit groups enabling them to:
– Gain and develop social skills by working and interacting with peers
– Receive mentoring
– Incorporate and celebrate culture
– Earn Volunteer Hours; and
– HAVE FUN!

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Enjoying a break from games.

Footsteps is affiliated with the Toronto Catholic District School Board, and the Malvern Family/Community Resource Centre. It is also sponsored by supporting partners like Urban Arts, Toronto Community Housing, Jays Care, Kaleidoscope (Scarborough Arts), and Focus on Youth, among others.

 

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FOY STAFF (Left to Right): Fjola, Bethany, Lauren and CJ

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Footsteps to Success

Location:
St. Timothy Catholic School
25 Rochelle Crescent, Willowdale, ON, M2J 1Y3

Dates:
July 3rd to August 10th, 2018

Times: 
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
8 -13 years old

Contact Information:
Andre Fullerton
(416)-254-6428
andre.fullerton@tcdsb.com

Website:
https://www.tcdsb.org/FORSTUDENTS/FOCUSONYOUTH/Pages/Footsteps-to-Success-summer-camp.aspx

PROFILE: Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough (St. Thomas More)

 

 

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The Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough located at St. Thomas More Catholic School is a wonderful and safe environment for youth from ages 6-12 years old. Campers learn new games and activities, meet new people and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Campers and staff playing a game of Duck Duck Goose.

The Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough has served the community for over 60 years and has been providing programs and services for more than 6,000 children in over 19 locations across East Toronto. Their vision is for children and youth in East Scarborough to discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.

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All smiles around here!

The Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough has 5 main core values which include:

  • Inclusion & Opportunity
  • Respect & Belonging
  • Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Speaking Out

 

 

 

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FOY STAFF (Left to Right): Mikayela, Sarah and Hazel

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough

Location:
St. Thomas More Catholic School
2300 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON M1G 3M7

Dates/Times:
July 3rd – August 10th 2018
8am – 4pm

Age:
6 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
Russell Scott

rscott@ecbgc.ca

(416) 281-0262 ext. 216

Website:
http://www.esbgc.org/