Kayla Alexander: “The Magic of Basketball”

As a child, Kayla’s first love was drawing, then as a pre- teen basketball entered the picture and she fell in love with that too. At University she studied to be a teacher due to the influence of a great second grade teacher who had a profound impact on her life. So how does one combine a passion for basketball, art and teaching? Simple, you write a book.

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Tristan Martin- Basketball Player to Financial Advisor

When Tristan was on the floor every time a lane opened up or a ball got lose and he was headed out on a break-a-way, the whole gym was standing ready lose their minds. His teammate on-hand will never forget during an open run in “Jungle” Lawrence Heights Community Center, in front of Jim Calhoun, Head Coach U. Connecticut, Tristan jumped over 6’7″ Jemino Sobers and flushed a dunk with ease. The packed gym went silent with disbelief, then quiet chatter before erupting into a frenzy. Tristan Martin’s legacy would forever be crystallized from that day forward.

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Canadian Contribution to Women’s Basketball – All Canada Classic

The basketball court is where many female professional athletes call their workplace, but the legitimacy of their work is overshadowed because of their gender. The sudden loss of ambassadors to the women’s game, Kobe and Gianna Bryant has been a crushing blow on so many levels. For women’s basketball the hopes is their legacy will continue to propel the talent of the athletes and the work of those trying to elevate the women’s game forward until equal footing has been achieved.

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Wumi Agunbiade: On A Mission To Inspire

In many cultures, it’s believed that a name connects you to your past and can predict your future. For Wumi Agunbiade (given name Omawumi), the latter would seem to be the case. The name ‘Omawumi’ literally translates to ‘a lover of children’, and what better name could there be for a woman who spends her life enlightening and empowering young women?

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Mckenzie Sigurdson – Journey to the Air Canada Centre

As a trainer you know not every child possess the same athletic gifts, some are blessed with quickness, some natural strength and some leaping ability. Mckenzie has many gifts but her great hand eye coordination and a natural feel for the ball in her hand separated her from her peers.

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Black History – 20th Anniversary of Canada’s 1st National High School All Star Basketball Event

The All Canada Classic (a.k.a. the Rumble in the T-Dot) National High School All-Star Basketball Celebration run by P.H.A.S.E. 1 still stands as Canada’s 1st and longest run national high school all-star game. From 2001-2012, the All Canada Classic consistently featured the biggest names in Canadian boy’s and girl’s high school basketball under the same roof

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Alice Davis “The Mad Stepper”

It’s that camaraderie that allowed Alice and the rest of the team to spearhead the fundraising initiative to pay for the backboard shattered by Tristan Martin in the 2003 All Canada Classic – Dunk Contest at the Centennial College, Scarborough ON.

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