"I’d Rather be Playing Basketball" - 5th Annual Nexus Basketball Tournament

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I didn’t want to go but I was recommended or forced by the hospital. I hated my counsellor at first but now it’s like she is my friend- like a second mom. I can text her if I need her.
Word on the street is that Nexus Youth Services’ annual basketball tournament is back again this August! Now in its fifth year, the tournament continues to have a positive impact on the community, bringing together youth, Mississauga Security/Transit Enforcement, Peel Regional Police, the Peel S.W.A.G. program and Raptors 905. By bridging the gap between youth and community leaders like the police through basketball, the tournament creates a safe, relaxed environment that brings everyone together, all while having fun.

Taking place once again in Celebration Square, the tournament will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Players can register at 4 p.m. and the friendly competition will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Court time will include a dunk-off contest and a 5-on-5 tournament, and players will enjoy complimentary food, drinks and prizes throughout the evening. Special thanks to Maple Lodge Farms for their generous donation to this event.

Who: Nexus Youth Services, Mississauga Security/Transit Enforcement, Peel Regional Police, Peel S.W.A.G., Raptors 905, and youth
What: 5th Annual 5-on-5 Nexus Basketball Tournament
Where: Celebration Square in Mississauga
When: Tuesday, August 23 - registration at 4 p.m., competition starts at 4:30 p.m.
Why: Building positive relationships between youth, Peel Regional Police and other community leaders

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