TORONTO, Ont. (July 5, 2022) – Canada Basketball announced Tuesday that Tangerine is the Official Bank of GLOBL JAM and the presenting partner of the GLOBL JAM FESTIVAL.
Tipping off Friday, July 8 and running through to July 10, the GLOBL JAM FESTIVAL presented by Tangerine Bank at Yonge-Dundas Square will unite fans on and off the court and celebrate the intersection of sport, art, and culture with a 3x3 community court, vendor market, food trucks, music and more.
The GLOBL JAM FESTIVAL will also play host to the 3x3 Canada Quest Finals, July 8-9. Elite men’s and women’s teams from across the country will not only be vying for a berth in either the FIBA 3X3 World Tour (Montréal) (September 3-4, 2022) or FIBA 3X3 Challenger (Edmonton), but also a cash prize for each winning team.
“GLOBL JAM is shaping up to be one of the can’t miss basketball events of the summer, with the GLOBL JAM FESTIVAL presented by Tangerine Bank providing fans of all ages with an interactive basketball experience in one of the most iconic spots in the country,” said Michael Bartlett, President/CEO of Canada Basketball. “From the 3x3 Canada Quest Finals to community court programming and everything in between, we’re thrilled to have Tangerine partner with us on the GLOBL JAM FESTIVAL as we celebrate our game all weekend long.”
Featuring on-court activations and community-based programming including clinics for local youth, open public play during court hours, as well as the chance to meet Team Canada alumni, ambassadors, Sportsnet personalities, influencers and more, the Tangerine Bank Community Court will be a must visit for basketball fans of all ages.
“With the exponential growth of basketball that we are seeing in Canada, GLOBL JAM FESTIVAL is an exciting event for the basketball community to come together and celebrate the game,” said Gillian Riley, President & CEO, Tangerine Bank. “We’re proud to continue deepening our relationship with the game-- whether with elite talent or engaging grassroots youth organizations that we support through Tangerine Project Forward.”
The Superfan & Friends Charity 3x3 Game will take centre court at Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday July 9 at 2 p.m. ET as Canada Basketball Global Community Ambassador and Toronto Raptors Superfan, Nav Bhatia, will host alumni, celebrities, broadcasters and influencers in a fun and interactive game of 3x3. Following the game, fans will have the opportunity for a meet and greet with Superfan and players.
“I am so excited for the GLOBL JAM FESTIVAL,” said Bhatia. “Canada Basketball and Tangerine are bringing us fans something very unique and Yonge-Dundas Square will be the place to be with food, music and incredible 3x3 action. I am looking forward to meeting with as many basketball fans as I can and don’t forget the Superfan & Friends Charity 3x3 Game where the winning team will win $10,000 for the charity of their choice.”
Additionally, the Canada Basketball Foundation will provide the runners up with a $5,000 donation to a charity on their behalf.
Coached by three-time Olympian Miranda Ayim and Toronto Raptors community ambassador, Jamaal Magloire, the Superfan & Friends Charity 3x3 Game rosters will feature K Showtime, Max Kerman (Arkells), Karl Wolf, Sarain Fox, Michael Linklater, Briony Douglas, Devo D Live, and “KennyGotWork” Hailey (Raptors Uprising), Anna Bediones, along with Sportsnet personalities Emily Agard, Donnovan Bennett, Caroline Cameron, and Blake Murphy.
There will also be a community vendor market running at the FESTIVAL on both Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. ET to 6 p.m. ET, featuring BIPOC owned small businesses and organizations, including Give and Grow, Scarborough Spots, Chairlinks, YUTE, SoleSavy, Street Cvlture and more.
Canada Basketball, in partnership with Sportsnet, launched GLOBL JAM to continue growing the game of basketball here in Canada.
Set to take place in Toronto from July 5-10, GLOBL JAM FIVES will shine the international spotlight on the game’s rising stars and feature women’s and men’s teams from around the world competing in an Under-23 tournament live at Mattamy Athletic Centre and broadcast nationally on Sportsnet. Session passes (2 games) are on sale now through Ticketmaster, starting at $42. Additional ticket information, along with schedule and volunteer opportunities can be found at globljam.ca.
About Tangerine Bank
Tangerine Bank is a leading digital bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. With over 2 million Clients and more than $40 billion in total assets, it’s one of Canada’s leading digital banks. Tangerine Bank offers banking that’s flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees and award-winning Client service. From Savings Accounts to no-fee daily Chequing, Credit Cards, GICs, RSPs, TFSAs, Mortgages, lending products and Investment Funds through its subsidiary, Tangerine Investment Funds Limited, Tangerine Bank has the everyday banking products Canadians need. Through Tangerine Project Forward™, Tangerine is committed to empowering communities through programs and initiatives that inspire self-confidence, leadership, and acceptance in Canadian youth. With over 1,200 employees in Canada, the bank’s presence spans its website and Mobile Banking app to its 24/7 Contact Centres and Toronto-based head office. Tangerine Bank was launched as ING DIRECT Canada in 1997. In 2012 Tangerine was acquired by Scotiabank and operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Tangerine Project Forward is a trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia
About Canada Basketball
Canada Basketball is the National Sporting Organization for the sport of Basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball is respected worldwide and is recognized by the International Amateur Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Government of Canada as the sole governing body of the sport of amateur basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball, a not-for-profit organization, represents all basketball interests, provides leadership, coordination and direction in all areas of the sport of basketball.