Since the league`s inception, NBL Canada and its teams have been a strong active community partners in the respective markets they exist but has done little to share their impact nationally. Beginning this season the 5th anniversary year, the league will create a weekly promotional feature for their website, social media & the YouTube games called NBL COMMUNITY.
These spots will feature the teams & leagues work with:
- school literacy programs
- anti bullying initiatives
- anti drug messaging
- support of abused women's causes
- homeless shelter activities
- breast cancer awareness
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Dealermine & The Mill Rats Partner to Promote Inner City Sport
Released: January 26, 2016 By: Saint John Mill Rats Media
Equip, Train, Play
(Saint John, NB): Every child deserves an equal chance to participate in sport. Dealermine and the Saint John Mill Rats have partnered up to provide a new opportunity for inner-city small schools and community basketball teams.
"We are calling it Rumble in the Station," says Ian McCarthy, Mill Rats General Manager, "To get started in sports, young people need support and we are pleased to partner with Dealermine to help our youth get a boost."
Kids need three things: the right equipment, the right training, and the chance to play. Rumble in the Station meets those needs, providing participants with new Adidas team basketball sneakers, t-shirts, a Mill Rats basketball clinic, pizza, and a friendly game at Harbour Station. The young athletes will then attend the Mill Rats game as a team that evening receiving pop and popcorn.
Robert Quirion of Dealermine states, "Saint John inner-city youth basketball teams will be the primary beneficiaries in this exciting new event. Our employees and community leaders will be onsite participating; handing out the team sneakers, lunch, and certificates. We expect to have over 100 youth in total." Participants will also receive information about how to continue with the sport, such as through the free Rising Stars Youth basketball program at the South End Community Centre.
States Carol Kelly, Mill Rats Director of Corporate Partnerships, "Rumble in the Station has been a team effort between Dealermine, PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools), Hazen-White/St. Francis, Princess Elizabeth, St. John the Baptist/King Edward, Divine Mercy , Prince Charles, Rising Stars , Adidas Canada, 97.3 The Wave, Country 94, Dominos and us. Together we are helping families overcome barriers to basketball participation. Dealermine is an amazing new partner and we are privileged to have them on board. They bring innovative leadership and are helping us strengthen our inner city community through basketball."
The Rumble dates are set for Sun, Feb 28th Prince Charles vs Hazen-White/St,Francis, Sat, April 2 Divine Mercy Catholic School vs Princess Elizabeth, and Sat April 09 St.John the Baptist/King Edward vs Risings Stars. The Rumble games are open to the public an
Dealermine, est 1999, is a locally based software company specializing in Automotive CRM for dealerships. They have over 15 years in the software business, sell internationally, and locally employee over 180.