October 11, 2012

Inaugural Johnson Waste Management Youth Basketball Tournament Announced; Tips Off This Wknd at St Paul's High School

 Johnson Waste Management and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg are pleased to announce details on the first ever Johnson Waste Management Invitational Basketball Tournament hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg. The tournament will run October 12-14, 2012 at St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg and feature community based basketball teams at the age 14U Boys, 12U Boys and 12U Girls levels.

The tournament tips off Friday night on October 12 at St. Paul's High School and runs through to Sunday evening. All participating teams are competing in the event at no cost to the families in thanks to the outstanding support of Johnson Waste Management. Admission to attend the event is free with donations to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg gladly accepted at the door!

When released, the schedules will be posted on the Basketball Manitoba website.

The inaugural tournament has come to be under the tremendous support of Winnipeg based Johnson Waste Management. Johnson Waste Management Ltd. provides front-end loading and roll-off service to commercial and municipal clients for collection and environmentally safe disposal of solid, non-hazardous waste.

Eric Johnson, President of Johnson Waste Management commented, "We are very pleased to continue our work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and to see an event like this offered to the children of Winnipeg! In supporting a tournament like this, we hope to get all these teams off to a great season of basketball!"

President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, Ron Brown added, " We are extremely proud to partner with Johnson Waste Management to bring this event to the community! The more we can offer to our children a positive opportunity to be active in the community, the better!"

Adam Wedlake, Basketball Manitoba Executive Director said, "It is great to see an organization like Johnson Waste Management and the Boys and Girls Clubs work
together to offer more basketball opportunities to the children of Winnipeg! Basketball is the fastest growing sport in Canada for people under the age of 20 and partnerships like we see here are a reflection of that added attention and growth the game is seeing everywhere!"

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg has grown to become one of the city's leading youth-serving agencies, operating in areas across the city that need our services the most for over 35 years. We operate 10 community-based Clubs and numerous youth development programs to our members, and offer a safe alternative to the streets during the evening and after-school hours. All BGCW activities are free of charge, and are guided by professional staff and dedicated volunteers who in 2011, served over 4,400 children and youth ages 6-18.

For more information on the event, please contact:

Ron Brown, President and CEO
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc.
929 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R2W 3P2
Phone (204) 982-4947
Email brown@wbgc.mb.ca
Web http://www.wbgc.mb.ca

Adam Wedlake, Executive Director
Basketball Manitoba
145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6
Phone (204) 925-5773
Email adam@basketballmanitoba.ca
Web http://www.basketballmanitoba.ca