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Think You Got Game?

Think You Got Game?

Attention all basketball players! Think you got game? Back for a second year is the Got Game Ottawa basketball tournament. After player input from last year’s event, this year’s tournament is being held across two days on July 9th and 10th at La Cité Collégiale, a sponsor of the tournament.

Got Game Ottawa is a charity event which raises funds to help a different charity each year. This year, the goal is to raise $800 towards Shelter Them, a Canadian children’s charity which helps orphaned children in Rwanda. All proceeds will help develop a soccer program for the orphans by purchasing equipment and paying for coaches.

The tournament features both mens and women’s competitions and will host roughly 120 players aged 18 and up. In addition to the basketball competition, there will be other events for spectators to look forward to. A special performance will be held at halftime on both days, along with a dunk competition.

A group of children in Shelter Them’s soccer program. Photos courtesy of Shelter Them.
A group of children in Shelter Them’s soccer program. Photos courtesy of Shelter Them.

Some of the prizes include shoes from NRML Clothing for the men’s MVP and a mixtape from Underdog Mixtapes to recognize the hardest working player on the court. Attendees will also receive discount cards to NRML.

Team spaces have filled up, but people are welcome to come cheer the teams on. If you’re not able to make the event and still want to contribute to this amazing cause, you can click here.

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