Events & Programs



Light the Night Community Walk - Sept 29, 2018 at The Forks


Friends of Donovan Gayle will be walking in Winnipeg at the annual Light The Night Walk and we'd love for you to join us.  Light The Night is a community event held at twilight, where hundreds of people gather to show their support for those affected by blood cancers, remember loved ones lost to the disease and, most importantly, to raise critical funds for life-saving cancer research and patient services.

This is a great chance for us to show our support to those we know who are affected by a blood cancer like leukemia, lymphoma or Hodgkin’s disease. Join us and we will walk together to bring them a sense of hope.
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The event is located at The Forks Festival Grounds on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

If you or anyone else is interested in honouring Donovan Gayle and walking in our group please contact Sela at sela@basketballmanitoba.ca.
If you can’t join us, you can still help by sponsoring our team (Team Deebo) for this event in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. To sponsor me by making a secure donation online, click this link: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4288779&langPref=en-CA.

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Balling for the Cure Fundraising Basketball Tournament Back Aug 24-25, 2018 at UW


VIEW SCHEDULE: The Balling for the Cure Basketball Tournament in the memory of Donovan Gayle has announced that it will return for a fifth year on August 24-25, 2018 at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre. Since its start in 2014, the event has raised over $20,000 to benefit CancerCare Manitoba and to fund the Donovan Gayle Scholarships that are now presented as part of the Basketball Manitoba Awards.  The 2018 event will feature a senior men's division and will add an 18+ female division for the first time.






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The venue is being graciously donated by the University of Winnipeg and all MABO referees will be volunteering their time to work the games.  Basketball Manitoba is able to insure all participants for the weekend and aided with promotional and operations support.

2018 Balling for the Cure Basketball Tournament  
Dates: Friday August 24, Saturday August 25, 2018
Early Bird Deadline to Register: August 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm (Early Bird = $300; Regular Fee = $325 a team)
Final Registration Deadline: Friday August 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm (no extensions after this)
Times: Friday, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:  University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre - 400 Spence Street (see map below)
Admission: Donations will be accepted at the door as admission into the tournament

Space is limited so register your team today!  Those interested can complete the below registration form.  


Donations to the Basketball for Life Fund for the scholarships and to CancerCare Manitoba will be accepted at the door plus the Canadian Blood Services will be on site educating people about the need for blood donations.  If you would like to assist with this cause, you can donate to the Basketball for Life Fund online by CLICKING HERE.  Select the 'Basketball MB - Basketball for Life Fund' in the projects area when prompted.  

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM

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Please contact Sela Andu at sela@basketballmanitoba.ca for any inquiries on the event.



TOURNAMENT PARTNERS





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READ MORE ABOUT DONOVAN AND THE BALLING FOR THE CURE CAUSE AT 






Basketball Manitoba's Adam Wedlake (left) along with
Donovan Gayle (right) present the proceeds of past events to CancerCare Manitoba 


 


CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The tournament organizers are looking for support from local businesses like yours to make the tournament a success.

Sponsorship Levels:

$750 – Tournament Title Name Sponsor
  • Title sponsor of the tournament
  • Logo placement and recognition online and on all tournament information
$500 – Court Sponsor
  • Have your company’s logo, name and information at a court during the tournament
  • Logo placement and recognition online and on all tournament information
$250 – Silver Sponsor
  • Logo placement and recognition online and on all tournament information

Please contact Sela Andu at sela@basketballmanitoba.ca to inquire more on how you can support the event or if you have any questions.

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Balling for the Cure Scholarship 

The Balling for the Cure Scholarship has been announced as part of the Basketball Manitoba Awards and other scholarship opportunities for Manitoba based basketball players currently in grade 12.  There are four, $1000 scholarships available and a deadline of Tuesday March 20, 2018 to apply.  Future deadlines will be typically the day following the AAAA Boys and Girls Provincial High School Championships.

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Special Blood Drive Event in 
Memory of Donovan Gayle

The Balling for the Cure organization in partnership with Canadian Blood Services has announced two special blood drive days that have been set up in the memory of Donovan Gayle.  Donovan began the Balling for the Cure initiative in 2014 with an aim to raise funds, awareness and blood donations tied to his being diagnosed with leukemia.  Sadly, Donovan lost his battle with cancer this past December.  We are calling on the basketball communities of Winnipeg and Toronto to show their support for Donovan by attending the blood drive on...

Those wishing to make a blood donation must meet the eligibility as set by the Canadian Blood Services. 


WINNIPEG EVENT

We encourage everyone to come out and support whether they can donate or not. Donovan’s family will be in attendance and would love to meet all the people that Debo has touched over the years.

Those interesting in supporting this can sign up by emailing your name to 



TORONTO EVENT


“We would like to thank every one who signed up to 
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Contact

For general inquires on the Balling for the Cure organization, please complete the form to the right and a representative will contact you shortly.

Other direct contacts for the organization can be found by CLICKING HERE.



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