Masai Ujiri’s Giants of Africa Opens Basketball Court in Canada

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Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors vice-chairman, unveiled a new basketball court at Londonderry School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, through his foundation, Giants of Africa.

The project, sponsored by Sun Life Canada with support from the Toronto Raptors and MLSE Foundation, marks the first of its kind outside of Africa, extending Giants of Africa’s commitment to build 100 courts across the continent, with 29 courts already established in nine African countries.

The court serves as a development hub, offering a safe space for youth to develop basketball skills and values such as teamwork, leadership, and resilience, as highlighted by Ujiri during the unveiling event, which included a co-ed basketball clinic and life skills education session conducted by NBA personnel and Giants of Africa coaches.

Ujiri stated, “By introducing our first Canadian court in Edmonton’s Londonderry neighborhood, we aim to create a space that nurtures talent, leadership, well-being, and unity, in a community that serves the youth of the African diaspora and beyond, right here in our backyard.”

Soukaina Sghir

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