Rayvonte Ball Gofundme Assistance

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Rayvonte Ball is a 17 year old Central Tech Student who started work for us this fall and was doing great work with our program. He fell ill during a basketball game on March 25 and has been in Coma since. His school friends have started a Gofundme page. https://www.gofundme.com/ballrayvonte

Please help if you can.

BLBC is planning something this summer to help, more details will be forth coming later.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/11/friends-rally-around-toronto-basketball-player-who-collapsed-on-court.html

Patrick

Academy Summer Camps registration open now!

Register – Academy Camps

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Week 1 - July 4-7Week 2 - July 10-14Week 3 - July 17-21Week 4 - July 24-28Week 5 - July 31-Aug 4Week 6 - August 8-11


Refund Policy: You may withdraw your child's registration up to June 15, 2017 with out penalty. Any withdrawals after June 15, 2017 will result in a $30 administration fee being applied. Withdrawing your child after July 4, 2017 will mean a forfeit of you camp fees, unless for a medical reason, in which case a full refund will be mad

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I acknowledge as, Parent/Guardian that I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT. (A parent/guardian signature is required if child is under the age of eighteen (18).
WAIVER, RELEASES & INDEMNITY – RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS, PHOTO RELEASE & INDEMNITY
I hereby agree, in return for becoming a member of the Big League Book Club (BLBC):
TO RELEASE BLBC, event organization bodies, sanctioning bodies, sponsors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, representatives, successors or assigns (collectively the "Releasees") from any liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense (collectively "Loss") that I may suffer as a result of my participation in any Big League Book Club program, due to any cause, including negligence or breach of contract;
- TO WAIVE ANY CLAIM that I have or may have against any or all of the "Releasees" regarding any matter, including without limitation, any claim arising out of any Big League Book Club program;
- TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all claims, actions, or loss resulting in any way from my participation or my child's participation in programs;
- THIS DOCUMENT SHALL bind my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives and will have effect throughout my membership in the Big League Book Club, and, to the extent reasonably necessary to give it effect, thereafter;
- THAT I am (or my child is) physically fit to participate in any Big League Book Club programs; I am a legal guardian or custodial parent of the child name entered in the registration form above.
- THAT Big League Book Club is authorized to take photos and videos of my child or me at this programs for publicity and promotional purposes only.
- I hereby acknowledge and agree that Big League Book Club may use and disclose the information on this form to enable Big League Book Club to provide membership benefits to all members.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT. By submitting this application, I acknowledge having read, understood and agree to the above Waiver, Release and Indemnity and further agree to conduct myself in accordance with the "Guidelines for Behaviour" at Big League Book Club sanctioned events.
- I hereby give my permission to allow my child to travel to and from the gym with no parent/guardian supervision.

Register – Rule7

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Registration for Rule7 will open soon. If you would like more information or to pre-register for Fall 2015, please send us an e-mail and we’ll be in touch.

register@bigleaguebookclub.ca

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I acknowledge as, Parent/Guardian that I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT. (A parent/guardian signature is required if child is under the age of eighteen (18).
WAIVER, RELEASES & INDEMNITY – RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS, PHOTO RELEASE & INDEMNITY
I hereby agree, in return for becoming a member of the Big League Book Club (BLBC):
TO RELEASE BLBC, event organization bodies, sanctioning bodies, sponsors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, representatives, successors or assigns (collectively the "Releasees") from any liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense (collectively "Loss") that I may suffer as a result of my participation in any Big League Book Club program, due to any cause, including negligence or breach of contract;
- TO WAIVE ANY CLAIM that I have or may have against any or all of the "Releasees" regarding any matter, including without limitation, any claim arising out of any Big League Book Club program;
- TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all claims, actions, or loss resulting in any way from my participation or my child's participation in programs;
- THIS DOCUMENT SHALL bind my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives and will have effect throughout my membership in the Big League Book Club, and, to the extent reasonably necessary to give it effect, thereafter;
- THAT I am (or my child is) physically fit to participate in any Big League Book Club programs; I am a legal guardian or custodial parent of the child name entered in the registration form above.
- THAT Big League Book Club is authorized to take photos and videos of my child or me at this programs for publicity and promotional purposes only.
- I hereby acknowledge and agree that Big League Book Club may use and disclose the information on this form to enable Big League Book Club to provide membership benefits to all members.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT. By submitting this application, I acknowledge having read, understood and agree to the above Waiver, Release and Indemnity and further agree to conduct myself in accordance with the "Guidelines for Behaviour" at Big League Book Club sanctioned events.
- I hereby give my permission to allow my child to travel to and from the gym with no parent/guardian supervision.

Register – DeMar’s Slam Dunk Book Club

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The 2017 Program at Rawlinson Community School has just been completed, see you next year.

Overview

Since 2007, BLBC has offered a literacy-based basketball program in select Toronto schools. Our goal is to facilitate literacy and life skills in young boys and girls using sport as the motivation.

Our program is unlike any other after school or homework club in the GTA. Our kids are supported by professional athletes and role models, giving them real-life insight on how much academics and character affect futures.

There is tremendous research showing that boys do not read to the same level as girls in elementary school. The risks to boys who lack strong literacy skills reads like a recipe for failure.

Girls, while they tend to outperform boys in core literacy skills during the primary school years, are also subject to risks as they mature.

We’re here to help promote the development of fully-developed boys and girls, showing them by example that reading and learning are as cool as a jump shot, a slap-shot, a home run or a touchdown. And that you can’t master your game if you don’t master ALL of the skills.

Sport and pro athletes attract the children, but our focus is on getting them reading—and enjoying it—while imparting to them positive sport and life skills.

In 2009, we partnered with Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan to launch DeMar’s Slam Dunk Book Club, a program originally conceived with former Raptor Chris Bosh. Since DeMar came on board, the program has flourished, in large part due to his personal belief in the importance of learning and academics to developing kids’ full potential.

How The Saturday Program Would Look – 

  1. A Program Supervisor provided by BLBC;
  2. Coaches and Mentors will be selected from Grade 11 and 12 students in surrounding schools or from the TDSB/Ministry Sponsored Focus On Youth Employment Program. These positions will be paid positions (minimum wage) unless the Students wish to volunteer and have their hours count toward their Community Service time.
  3. Each program will consist of a Saturday session (2hours) 90 Minutes of Basketball and 30 Minutes of reading and writing each week.
  4. The program will be available 50 students in K-3 and 50 students Gr. 4-7. It will run for 10 weeks ( February 25, 2017 – April 29, 2017). Participation is mandatory if the students wish to have an opportunity to win prizes.
  5. Program costs range from $50 – $100 per student with subsidies available for Qualified Students.

How The March Break Program Would Look – 

  1. A Program Supervisor provided by BLBC;
  2. Coaches and Mentors will be selected from Grade 11 and 12 students in surrounding schools or from the TDSB/Ministry Sponsored Focus On Youth Employment Program. These positions will be paid positions (minimum wage) unless the Students wish to volunteer and have their hours count toward their Community Service time.
  3. Students will get 5 hours of Sport Participation (Basketball, Volleyball and Floor Hockey).
  4. In addition to Sport, Students will get 1 hour of classroom instruction. Literacy and Math.
  5. The program will be available 50 students in K-3 and 50 students Gr. 4-7. It will run from March 13 to March 17, 2017. Participation is mandatory if the students wish an opportunity to win prizes and to go on our field trip to SkyZone at the end of the week.
  6. Program costs range from $200 – $300 per student with subsidies available for qualified Students.

How The John McLure PS Program Would Look – 

  1. The Program will be administered by Faculty Teacher with support from BLBC;
  2. Coaches and Mentors will be selected from Grade 11 and 12 students at David Suzuki Secondary School. These positions will be paid positions (minimum wage) unless the Students wish to volunteer and have their hours count toward their Community Service time.
  3. Each program will consist of 90 Minutes of Basketball and 30 Minutes of reading and writing each week.
  4. The program will be available 40-50 students. It will run for 10 weeks (February 25, 2017 – April 2017). Participation is mandatory if the students wish to meet and have their picture taken with DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors. Program costs TBD.

Program Structure

  1. Day One Students will meet in the Gym where they will receive their Reading Log Journal, T-shirts and be introduced to their Staff Supervisor, Coach/Mentors and Reading Buddies. They will placed on a team and each week they will receive 30 minutes of skills training and 60 minutes of house league games within a designated schedule.
  2. Team work will be stressed.
  3. Student reading and book reports will take place for the remaining 30 minutes and be monitored by a Staff Supervisor, Student Teacher and Coaches. Students will be expected to bring their book Journals to the Gym each week.

 

DeMar’s Slam Dunk Book Club Goals –

  1. Learn how to play basketball like the pros, read and share great books and stories, from comic to storybooks to short novels.
  2. Write your book reports to show that you have what it takes to succeed.
  3. Track your individual and team success with our Reading Log and Our Skill Tests.
  4. Earn points to win amazing prizes from the Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan, and more by showing up on time, listening to your coaches and mentors and being a role model for your friends and teammates!
  5. Meet Authors and Illustrators who bring books to life and who also had sports play a large role in their lives..

WHAT YOU’LL GET

Journal:

You’ll receive an Academy Journal to keep track of your skills and accomplishments, from ball skills to great acts of teamwork and accomplishment.

All-Star Prizes:

Book Club participants who put out their best effort and earn the most points have a chance to win amazing prizes like pro gear, meet professional athletes and accomplished authors and other special guests. In addition you may earn a chance to receive tickets to Toronto Sporting events.

Your best game: The skills you’ll learn here will build your next-level game, on the court and everywhere you go. In addition to meeting new friends.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAY

Your gear:

  • gym clothes (t-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes with non-marking soles)
  • water bottle.

Your work:

  • any assigned work or activities, completed on time
  • Academy journal

Every week, you show up on time with your gym clothes and completed assignments or activities. Completed assignments earn you rank, court time, and prizes.

Milestones

The ultimate milestone is the satisfaction that will come from starting and finishing the task of learning how to play basketball and reading and completing a book. Just as practice improves your chances of winning a game, reading improves your chances of winning in life. We have no doubt you will see an improvement in your students at the completion of this program and that for us and them, is the best reward possible.

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Guardian Information

I acknowledge as, Parent/Guardian that I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT. (A parent/guardian signature is required if child is under the age of eighteen (18).
WAIVER, RELEASES & INDEMNITY – RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS, PHOTO RELEASE & INDEMNITY
I hereby agree, in return for becoming a member of the Big League Book Club (BLBC):
TO RELEASE BLBC, event organization bodies, sanctioning bodies, sponsors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, representatives, successors or assigns (collectively the "Releasees") from any liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense (collectively "Loss") that I may suffer as a result of my participation in any Big League Book Club program, due to any cause, including negligence or breach of contract;
- TO WAIVE ANY CLAIM that I have or may have against any or all of the "Releasees" regarding any matter, including without limitation, any claim arising out of any Big League Book Club program;
- TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all claims, actions, or loss resulting in any way from my participation or my child's participation in programs;
- THIS DOCUMENT SHALL bind my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives and will have effect throughout my membership in the Big League Book Club, and, to the extent reasonably necessary to give it effect, thereafter;
- THAT I am (or my child is) physically fit to participate in any Big League Book Club programs; I am a legal guardian or custodial parent of the child name entered in the registration form above.
- THAT Big League Book Club is authorized to take photos and videos of my child or me at this programs for publicity and promotional purposes only.
- I hereby acknowledge and agree that Big League Book Club may use and disclose the information on this form to enable Big League Book Club to provide membership benefits to all members.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT. By submitting this application, I acknowledge having read, understood and agree to the above Waiver, Release and Indemnity and further agree to conduct myself in accordance with the "Guidelines for Behaviour" at Big League Book Club sanctioned events.
- I hereby give my permission to allow my child to travel to and from the gym with no parent/guardian supervision.

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Become a Sponsor

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Since 2007, BLBC has offered a literacy-based basketball program in select Toronto schools. Our goal is to facilitate literacy and life skills in young boys and girls, using sport as the motivation. Our program is unlike any other after school or homework club in the GTA. Our kids are supported by professional athletes and role models, giving them real-life insight on how much academics and character affect futures.

Our sponsors allow us to take our program to the next level and provide youth with the opportunity to be leaders, gain valuable life skills, and be a part of a team. We are looking for companies and organizations that share the values and integrity we teach our kids to partner with us as sponsors.

Please review the standard sponsorship packages we offer:

Three-pointer

  • program co-branding
  • priority t-shirt placement
  • advertising placement
  • signage placement
  • logo on program materials

Donation: $20,000


Alley-Oop

  • priority web placement (home page and sponsors page)
  • logo on camp t-shirts
  • advertising placement
  • logo on program materials

Donation: $15,000


From the Paint

  • web placement (sponsors page)
  • logo on program materials

Donation: $5,000


Assist web placement (sponsors page)

Donation: $2,500


Fan Listing on ‘Thanks’ section of website

Donation: Anything helps.

All donations are welcome and help us provide books, basketballs, program fees for families of limited means,
t-shirts, snacks/juice, and help cover our operating costs including space permits, coaching staff, and insurance.

We also offer customized and ‘non-cash’ sponsorship packages. If you have an idea or see an opportunity for your company to help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sponsors

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Welcome www.hoopkid.com to our team.

Volunteer

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BLBC is a not-for-profit organization and we’re always looking to meet dedicated people willing to help us in a few interesting ways.

Student Coaches/Mentors

We are always seeking volunteer applications from youth in grades 9 or 10 who know basketball, enjoy reading, are comfortable around kids, and can lead. This is a great opportunity to earn your Community Service hours and get meaningful experience teaching children how to focus, developing basketball and literacy skills.

BLBC Librarian

Managing multiple literacy programs in a variety of schools can be challenging, but very rewarding. We’re looking for a volunteer program librarian willing to take on the task of growing and managing our inventory of books for grades 1 to 8 to ensure we have great books for kids of varying literacy levels as well as a strong selection of the titles kids want to read most. The role will include developing relationships with bookstores to procure donations and discounts as well as a willingness to catalog and update our current inventory. All you need to apply is a love of books and the motivation and commitment to develop our moveable library.

Media

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The Town Crier: February 4, 2014

http://mytowncrier.ca/sports/book-club-combines-b-ball-with-reading/

YouTube: Video from website, April 16, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_MpTHR6Ob4

NBA.com

http://www.nba.com/raptors/video/2014/03/23/NBA140323DEMARSBOOKCLUBflv-3209503

Town Crier:

http://mytowncrier.ca/sports/making-reading-a-slam-dunk-opportunity/

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