Indigenous basketball program presented with $50 K grant

By Neil Becker Sports News It was a thrilling night which will not be forgotten by the Thunder Hawks Indigenous basketball program. This program, which operates at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School located in Thunder Bay and ran by the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, scored a slam dunk by being awarded a $50,000 Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant in assisting to promote basketball both in the schools and 24 remote First Nations Communities it serves. To say those involved within the program and school were thrilled would be a complete understatement as the offical $50,000 cheque presentation took place during halftime of a March 27 Raptors home game at Air Canada Centre against the Orlando Magic. “I’m on top of the world,”Aaron Guthrie, who coaches the boy’s school basketball team…

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