Brampton councillor introduces free basketball program for students

Toronto, November 28 (CINEWS):  Brampton City Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon introduced a new initiative for the youth to involve them in sports and healthy activity by launching a free, weekly drop-in basketball program. oIXvK5qDURPREET6
Started last week, the program will continue to take place every week, on Tuesdays from 6 P.M – 8 P.M at Louise Arbour Secondary School for all students in the City of Brampton.
“This program is meant for the children of Brampton, to give them a safe place to play and help build their confidence and leadership skills,” said Councillor Dhillon. “I never had an opportunity like this growing up and we had to pay to use public facilities, something that is difficult when you are only in high school.”
Councillor Dhillon’s program will work with children and youth, to provide an extra-curricular option, at no cost to them, to not only develop their basketball skills but also their life skills and how to work together as a team.
“Basketball in Brampton should be celebrated, we have had an NBA first round pick in Anthony Bennet, and Tristan Thompson who was pivotal in helping Cleveland make it to the NBA finals last year,” said Councillor Dhillon. “This initiative is to help the youth grow and give them something to do while deterring them from drugs, gangs, and violence.”
To be a part of this program, simply show up to Louise Arbour Secondary School every Tuesday from 6 P.M – 8 P.M with your valid student ID card and a signed consent form from your parents which you can find online on Gurpreet Dhillon’s Facebook account. The program is free for all secondary students in Brampton. Ꮠ

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