SD 57 Hoops Classic

By Matt Fetinko
January 25, 2019 - 2:23pm

PRINCE GEORGE — The 2nd annual Junior Timberwolves SD 57 Hoops Classic was held today at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.

Students from six inner-city elementary schools took part in the basketball tournament.

Anticipation was high for the kids, getting to experience an atmosphere similar to that of a UNBC Timberwolves game.

It's been a successful couple years for the event according to UNBC Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Nav Parmar, who hopes this can become a staple in the community for years to come.

"My goal is for them to have fun and gain a passion for the game of basketball. You want them to have fun and enjoy themselves so they'll want to come back each year and I think we're doing that," Parmar said. "We got them t-shirts, jerseys, we have cool prizes for them, we try to make it as fun as possible. The competitiveness is brought out but for the most part, we want them to have fun and enjoy themselves."

The Spruceland Spartans beat the Quinson Quasars 28-16 in the final.

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