The 8th Annual Hoops From The Heart Basketball games were played on Wednesday June 1st at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre, and once again a combined University of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg men’s team took on an All Star Veterans Team of some of the best players from Manitoba! This exciting game was followed by a traditional women’s game featuring the University of Manitoba facing off against the University of Winnipeg.
Proceeds from Hoops From the Heart benefit the Basketballs for Inner City Kids project and cardiac research at St. Boniface Hospital. It is hoped to raise additional money that will be used for an University Scholarship to help an inner city kid play basketball at the U of W and U of M for their men’s or women’s teams. A signed DeMar DeRozan jersey from the Toronto Raptors was donated for a raffle in support of this cause. A recap of this year’s event can be seen in the video below. To offer your support for the event or to make a donation please contact Grant Pierce at GPierce@sbrc.ca.