Community Outreach: Halifax

Following are some of the Community Outreach initiatives I was a part of in Halifax, NS — while I was a SMU Huskies Student-Athlete. Basketball has always been my passion, but through my game I always try to use it as a tool to reach youths and deliver positive influence.

2nd Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2014)

October 17th-19th, 2014

The 2nd Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree rounded up on Saturday evening, 18th October, 2014 with a speech on the importance of maximizing opportunities, knowing the importance of the activities we are involved in and the opportunities that can be created from our participation. It was a jam-packed, fun-filled weekend: games, Leadership Talks, SAQ workouts, and a pizza party!

“Become role models, make a change. Be leaders, value the work done and do more for others.” – Harry Ezenibe

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Thank you to all of the participants, coaches, parents, family and friends, sponsors, community supporters, and especially those who made this tournament possible! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

 

 

2nd Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2014): Special Thanks

October, 2014.

It was an amazing feeling to return to the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and also reconnect with communities within.

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Special Thanks to everyone who contributed:

  • Toronto Raptors (NBA)
  • CBCL Engineering Company Halifax for logistics
  • Sports Performance Professional, Natalie Leger for putting the Kids through Speed Agility Quickness sessions
  • Halifax Rainmen Basketball (NBL Canada)
  • Saint Mary’s University Men’s Basketball
  • Snappy Tomato Pizza
  • BJHS Brookside
  • Prospect Road Community Centre
  • Gorsebrook Junior High.

 

1st Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2013)

December 7th, 2013.

IT’S A WRAP! The First 2013 HarryCares Basketball Jamboree as a success with lots of positive feedbacks from parents, participating athletes, coaches, and others. It was all for a great cause. The games wrapped up with player of the game awards and also a special HarryCares shirt awarded to one of the Yarmouth Thunder players, Noah; for being a great contributor to his “TEAM.” Thanks again to all our sponsors, participating teams, parents, and those who helped make this happen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2013): Special Thanks

December 6th, 2013.

The First HarryCares Basketball Jamboree 2013 for Midget boys (Age 13-14) tips off 8pm tonight, Friday December 6th at the Brookside Junior High School (BJHS) and tomorrow at the Prospect Road Community Centre (PRCC) 8:45am-12:15pm. It feels good to have developed, and to be a part of a great cause in order to give these kids an opportunity to do what they love.

Special thanks to our proud Sponsors:

  • Halifax Rainmen Basketball (NBL Canada)
  • Snappy Tomato Pizzeria
  • CBCL Limited
  • SMU Basketball

Special thanks to our Community Supporters:

  • BJHS
  • PRCC

Thank you for being a part of our First HarryCares Basketball Jamboree! Nothing is by chance, it was all meant to be.  #HarryCares

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Photo: The 2013 HarryCares Basketball Jamboree Official Program

“You can become who you want if you just believe” – H. Ezenibe

Video – Harry’s Saint Mary’s Story: Be Connected

Published October 17, 2013 by SMU

Video Shoot – Harry’s Saint Mary’s Story: Be Connected

As an International Student-Athlete, traveling away from home to pursue an education and athletics can be tough. With the right support, we can excel. I always promote the importance of family and supporting one another’s dreams. Through various HarryCares Initiatives, I can share my story and my experiences to benefit others. There will always be a struggle, but when you and others believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.

View the links below by clicking or copying!

Video 1: Harry’s Story

Video 2: Harry’s and other Students’ Stories

http://www.smu.ca/future-students/international-students.html

 

SMU International Students’ Orientation Week

September 4th, 2013

HARRYCARES moment: During the International Students’ Orientation Week.

Giving those positive vibes, as usual, to new students and paving ways for others… As an International Student-Athlete, I have many lessons learned that I pass on to others so that they can be prepared as they come to face similar lessons.  #HarryCares words of the day: “Learn how to prioritize; if I can do it, you can, YES YOU CAN.”  #OneUniversityOneWorld

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 Photo: Myself, sharing my experiences and advice at the SMU International Students’ Orientation Week.

Celebrating Education & Success

June 26th, 2013

I paid a visited to Harbour View Elementary School to support to Dylan Cooper, one of the kids that I worked with during the Autism Summer Camp in 2012, and congratulate him on his Grade 6 Graduation. I have continued to maintain a good  relationship with Dylan, his brother; Brendon and his mother, Michelle. It was a great feeling reconnecting with them all!

Dylan Cooper and I during his Grade 6 graduation June 2013

 Photo: Dylan Cooper and I during his Grade 6 graduation June 2013

 

SMU Huskies: Inspiring Athletes Panel

April 2nd, 2013.

INSPIRING ATHLETES PANEL: On a sunny Tuesday afternoon; four Student-Athletes (Including myself)  and two staffs of  Saint Mary’s University left for Dartmouth High for an Inspiring Athletes Event. This event started at 1:50pm and ran uptil 3:10pm. The Student-Athletes gave a brief orientation of what to expect in the University and also, possible ways of overcoming adversities or obstacles that are inevitable as Student-Athletes. After the brief presentation from the Saint Mary’s staffs and athletes, the panel was open for discussions. We posed questions to the students and they did the same. It was a very memorable event for us all as we shared our experiences by telling our personal stories to the students and staffs of Dartmouth High. I am fortunate to represent my family, friends and Saint Mary’s University as an inspiring leader and athlete at this event and I am appreciative of the continuous and lasting relationship I have developed with the Halifax and Dartmouth community.

SMU Huskies Super Auction

March 20, 2013

HUSKIES SUPER AUCTION: Early this evening, I volunteered to be part of the 2013 Huskies Super Auction as a means to raise money for the Saint Mary’s University Athletic Program. It was a great event that feature families, friends, Alumni’s and fans of the university, and a great way of showing our appreciation as Student-Athletes of the University’s Program. -HarryCares

Huskies Super Auction 2013- Showing our appreciation to the Alumni's of Saint Mary's University for all the encouragement and financial support they provide to the program

Photo: Huskies Super Auction 2013- Showing our appreciation to the Alumni’s of Saint Mary’s University for all the encouragement and financial support they provide to the program

SMU Huskies and the Prospect Bulls

November 20th, 2012

On Tuesday November 20th Head Coach Jonah Taussig , Kadeem Scott, Riley Halpin and I mentored Mini and Bantam Boys at the Home of the Prospect Bulls. It was a great opportunity for us all; being able share our experiences both as players and coaches, and also learning from these kids who came to work hard this evening. I am thankful of the opportunity and also appreciative for the time the parents of those kids gave in order to ensure that their kids benefit from us all. You can visit Prospect Road Basketball Association on http://www.prospectbasketball.ca/