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August 23. 2019 - Serge Ibaka Visits Lay-Up!
Our special guest of the week was none other than Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors. We wanted to thank his team and everyone who made his appearance possible! The campers were all surprised and shocked as they were on their toes guessing up until the very moment! 

We also wanted to give a shout out to Serge’s own foundation, the "Serge Ibaka Foundation" which promotes health and education to the kids of Congo, Toronto, and all over the world. 

Thank You NBA Champ Serge Ibaka and his team!
The Lay-Up team is proud to announce the hiring of Dan Hula as our new Executive Director. As Lay-Up continues its mission of empowering youth with the confidence and life skills to become community leaders of tomorrow, Dan will provide the leadership and vision necessary to enhance our sport plus programming, increase impact, and scale our reach.

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Lay-Up is proud to be a recipient of Toronto Foundation’s Vital Ideas & Leadership Grant.
The partnership, beginning in June 2019 will provide $50,000 in funding for over one year. These funds will go towards building Lay-Up’s internal capacity to administer programming that meets the mental health needs of children in our program.

Lay-Up is proud to announce the appointment of 3 new Directors to the Board; please join us in welcoming Eileen Greene, Kai Gordon and Scerena Officer. Together, they bring invaluable experience across the fundraising and community development worlds and will be invaluable in helping Lay-Up grow in both scale and quality of programs.   

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October 12, 2018 - Summer 2018 Recap!
On August 24th, Lay-Up concluded our 2018 summer camps. Together, we were able to provide programs for over 414 children across 5 priority communities in the City of Toronto. The summer was our best to date and filled with fun, friends, skill development and IMPACT! 

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August 13, 2018 - Lay-Up on Global News!
Global News’ stopped by our programs for their #MakingADifference segment.

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Lay-Up Youth Basketball is excited to announce that we have been awarded $50,000 as part of the Regent Park Athletic Grounds (RPAG) Grant. The $50,000 grant will directly support the growth of Regent Park Lay-Up Basketball Camps from 2017 to 2021, providing an expansion of the organization’s existing programming and other services in the Regent Park neighbourhood. A previous recipient of the RPAG grant in 2016, Lay-Up will run 4 summer camps, 2 after school programs, and 1 March break camp annually to tackle challenges faced by its participants through its comprehensive social curriculum.

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Lay-Up Youth Basketball is excited to announce the appointment of a new Board of Directors, a diverse group of leaders from the corporate, community, education and basketball worlds. Lay-Up welcomes Charles Kissi, Chris Harris, Eric Moncik, Jason Kandankery, Jason Melbourne, Jermaine Anderson, Jon Dwyer, Michael Simonetta, and Trevor Bullen.

After receiving charitable status in September of 2017, Lay-Up set about assembling the new Board to help the organization scale up and expand its presence to all communities in need across the GTA. The Board members will be tasked with ramping up fundraising efforts, producing strategic planning initiatives, improving measurement and evaluation, increasing community involvement, developing new corporate partnerships, and building out a management team.

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