Give for good: Edmonton Stingers
Alberta is a province that is known for its rich historical sports involvement.
From hockey to basketball, sports play an important role in shaping culture in our prairie province.
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February 25, 2022
The buzz behind the Stingers
Alberta is a province that is known for its rich historical sports involvement. From hockey to basketball, sports play an important role in shaping culture in our prairie province. Over the years, a larger conversation about creating a Canadian basketball league began with the intention of establishing a league for Canadian athletes to have the opportunity to play in their home provinces, rather than leaving the country to play overseas. The Canadian Elite Basketball League currently consists of ten teams across British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and of course our home province of Alberta. Creating a Canadian-owned league, that stretches from coast to coast, also keeps operations consistent, efficient, and promotes Canadian basketball within our country’s market.
The Edmonton Stingers made their debut in 2019, and since then, have already won two CEBL championships. 2022is a special year for the Edmonton Stingers at a local level, as they are gearing up to activate a variety of charitable outreach programs within their respective community.
Fresh Hoops X KV Capital Kids Korner
Kids deserve to enjoy their childhood and play outside on safe, well-kept courts. Fresh Hoops is a program that was developed to identify schools and community leagues that are in need of a core refreshment to bring new life to courts with fresh paint, court repairs and new nets. Refurbishing the outdoor courts gives children a better place to play basketball and gets them engaged to play outside in the summer.
KV Capital is proud to partner with the Edmonton Stingers and assist with the activation of the new Fresh Hoops and Kids Korner initiative launching this summer. KV Capital Kids Korner includes the donation of 20 Edmonton Stingers tickets to schools that have had their courts refreshed. Each home game will have a section of bronze seats sectioned off specifically for students and their parents to enjoy a game on behalf of the Edmonton Stinger’s charitable partners. Students attending will also receive live recognition on behalf of the Edmonton Stingers to help positively reinforce the importance of being a part of the sports community, and to help advocate for a healthy and active outlet.
A change you can see
“Change is most impactful when it’s something that can be seen and felt in the community”– Reed Clarke, President, Edmonton Stingers
As we look to emerge from the pandemic, the Edmonton Stingers are looking forward to infusing spirit into the Edmonton basketball community, on and off the court, in-person and online.
If you would like to learn more about how you can become a charitable community partner and help give kids the opportunity to watch and play basketball click here.