Basketball

HarryCares Ticket Giveaway

December 5th, 2014.

The HarryCares Ticket Giveaway: 

Starting from the Month of December 2014 to the end of the NBA regular season in 2015 a deserving student from the Toronto District School Board and other communities surrounding the Greater Toronto Area will be given the opportunity to attend a selected Toronto Raptors NBA Game at the ACC in Toronto. The students will be selected my their respective teachers/instructors based on their hard work in the classroom and respective communities while exhibiting other leadership qualities as evaluated by their instructors.

The recipient, and their guest will have the opportunity to sit court-side during the Raptors Pre-Game Shoot-Around before heading to their respective seats. This Initiative is a start of a great cause to reach out to neighboring communities around Toronto.

“Your experience can never be taught to you, but you may share them with others.” – Harry Ezenibe

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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.

 

 

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

AUS Featured Article

January 28, 2013

An article on me by the Atlantic University Sports (AUS). Basketball is my passion It contributed to my growth and others.

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Photo: Game shot, Saint Mary’s Huskies – Harry Ezenibe

Below is a link to the article. Copy or click on the link.

http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/about/spotlight/HarryEzenibe

http://www.smu.ca/about/news/2013/hoop-star-a-player-on-the-court-and-in-the-community.html

NBA 3x Arena

September 8th, 2012

Visited the NBA 3x Arena in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and ran into some kids that I previously worked with in the past. Great feeling knowing that these kids have someone to look up to.

Photo: A HarryCares moment with the Kids During the 2012 NBA 3x Halifax tournament.

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

September 2nd, 2012

10:30 am

My teammates and I  came out to support and fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis. It was a great day grilling, BBQ and car wash. We also appreciate the support and donations we got from members of the community and we are glad that we reached out for a good cause.

 BBQ time with Iain Robertson, Fall 2012, Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

Top Left Photo: Car wash section: CJ Jordan and the Boys helping out, Fall 2012 Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser.

Top Right Photo: BBQ time with Iain Robertson, Fall 2012 Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Bottom Photo: Car wash section: Girls Basketball team helping out, Fall 2012 Cystics Fibrosis Fundraiser

 

Introduction to Basketball Basics: Armbrae Pre-School

Friday June 8, 2012

A visit to Armbrae Pre-School presentation with Head Coach of the Saint Mary’s Huskies Basketball to educate and demonstrate to pre-school students thee “Introduction to Basketball Basics.” A fun morning with the kids and you learn how appreciative these kids are  — especially when they have someone to look up to. They learn so quickly!

 

 

Its never too early to introduce the game of basketball to our youth. Sports, physical activity, and play all have a positive impact on kids. The game of basketball is more than just a game: it’s physically, mentally, and emotionally rewarding. Every child deserves the opportunity to experience play, to be a kid, and to learn and grow through sport.

It feels great to share my passion with kids. They get to have fun and build on lessons learned in school — like team-work and fair play.”   -Harry Ezenibe

 

 

HUSKIES SPRING AND SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS 2011

Every summer, I am dedicated to be part of the Huskies Spring and Summer Basketball Coaching staff. I help to coach kids on basketball fundamentals and other fun parts of the game. These kids gains first hand coaching from members of the varsity team and end up developing leadership skills on how to become a better athlete and individual in their various communities.

Kids at the 2011 Huskies Basketball camp

Photo: Kids at the 2011 Huskies Basketball camp

You can only appreciate the passion these kids have as you watch them compete and learn the importance of team building; and on how to be a better  team player. They learn and generate new friendship that can last a lifetime.

Huskies Spring and Summer Basketball Camps 2010 

Every summer, I am dedicated to be part of the Huskies Spring and Summer Basketball Coaching staff. I help to coach kids on basketball fundamentals and other fun parts of the game. These kids gains first hand coaching from members of the varsity team and end up developing leadership skills on how to become a better athlete and individual in their various communities.

Spring 2010 League MVP Isaiah

Photo: Spring 2010 League MVP, Isaiah, and myself.

You can only appreciate the passion these kids have as you watch them compete and learn the importance of team building; and on how to be a better  team player. They learn and generate new friendship that can last a lifetime.

 

Kano, Nigeria 2009: IEC Materials

 

 

 

 

 

I regularly visit street basketball courts as a basketball outreach team member. I help in desseminating IEC Materials: Information, Education Communication materials to youths and spectators who come to watch basketball practice. These basketball courts are usually situated around communities that are prone to riots and religious conflicts. As ambassadors for peace, we use basketball as a tool to reach out to these people and also educate them to channel their energy towards sports and not violence.

Above left: Summer 2009, Kano, Nigeria; Emulating the Read to Achieve NBA Program.

Above right: Fellow Teammates who helped in making the outreach program an achievable cause.

“Channel your energy towards sports and not violence” – AHIP Nigeria