Inaugural National BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME Tips Off March 31, in Toronto
TORONTO (January 14, 2019) – Canada’s next generation of female basketball talent will be on display, as the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES announce the inaugural national BioSteel All Canadian Girls Basketball Game. Featuring 24 of the top Canadian female high school basketball stars, the historic game tips off Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. ET, from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
The 24 girls selected to the game will take part in the entirety of the weekend's festivitie including practices, media availability, and the 2019 Nike Skills Challenge.
The BioSteel All Canadian Basketball Games are also extremely excited to host the first regional Nike All Canadian Girls Futures Game, featuring the top grade 9 and 10 female high school basketball players from Ontario.
“The inclusion of a true nation-wide All Canadian Girls Game is the biggest step the All Canadian event has had happen since the inaugural Boys Game,” said Jesse Tipping, Executive Director, BioSteel All Canadian Games. “It has always been the intent of the management committee to work towards an event that includes both boys and girls showcased on a national stage. Just like on the boys’ side, female Canadian basketball players are playing at the highest level in the world and the growth of the game is truly seen across both genders. Canada Basketball has been an integral part in the facilitation of the girls’ events and we are thrilled to have their support.”
“BioSteel has always looked to support both boys and girls achieving their athletic dreams and we are excited to be able to launch this game and facilitate the growth of girls’ basketball in Canada,” said John Celenza, CEO and Co-Founder, BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc. “We look forward to watching the future success of all the girls participating in this event."
Linh Nguyen, Coordinator, High Performance, Ontario Basketball has been announced as Girls' Selection Committee Chair. “I am extremely excited and honoured to be named as the Selection Committee Chair for the BioSteel All Canadian Girls Game,” said Linh Nguyen. “Girls’ basketball in Canada has seen immense growth over the last few years, it is exciting to be able to showcase the talent and hard work of all the top student-athletes from across the country.”
The athletes competing in this year’s BioSteel All Canadian Girls Basketball Game will be chosen by an 8-person selection committee comprised of a cross-section of Canadian basketball stakeholders; including provincial and territorial representatives, clubs, and coaches from across the country. The 2019 Girls’ Selection Committee will be announced at a later date.