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YOUTH LEADER STORY: LAY-UP BASKETBALL'S ELIJAH

6/15/2017 11:28:12 AM
Participant: Elijah Nangwale
Camp: Brookview Middle School
Favourite Player: DeMar DeRozan
Favourite Part of Camps: Basketball Games & Competition
 
"Elijah is 12 years old and is a huge basketball fan! He’s been with Lay-Up since the summer of 2016 and credits the program for helping to improve his ball handling, passing, and overall basketball knowledge immensely over the past year. He always brings a positive attitude and we’ve gotten to watch him grow into a leader who helps set the tone for our program with consistent hard work, effort and a willingness to listen and be coached.
 
When we asked him what else he learned from the program that’s helped him grow as a player and person, he replied, “To be a good basketball player, you have to be a good listener.” He’s as excited as we are for our upcoming summer programs and says he’ll be staying in Lay-up programs for as long as he can!

On March 19th, 2017, we rewarded Elijah for all of his dedication, leadership and positivity by sending him to the Toronto Raptors game, organized by MLSE Foundation and Ontario Basketball Association who provided him the amazing opportunity to present the game ball to the referees and meet the captains of the two teams."



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