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Brigitte Lefebvre-Okanwu plays basketball with children dressed in Gee-Gees tshirts.
Brigitte-Lefebvre Okankwu in Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

Our women’s basketball team have shown dominance on the court, but the team's work off the court is equally impressive.

Haiti 2019

The uOttawa women’s basketball team, along with 10 Social Sciences students, have teamed up with Basket Plus and the Haitian Sports Foundation (HSF) to help uplift the children of Haiti through the use of sports activities. By working together, our student-athletes look to raise a goal of $15,000 to build an outdoor Sports Complex and assist the HSF with their programs which are designed for youth aged 6 through 17. The initiative put in place by the HSF is that every child has the potential to succeed if the opportunity is provided to them.

Basket Plus allows youth around the globe to become empowered through basketball and team up with local organizations to help achieve their impact. 

 

 

Past project: Togo 2018

 

In 2018, the Gee-Gees women’s team helped Basket Plus and Leading, Youth, Sport & Development build a new basketball court in Togo, Africa.

In less then four months, the team exceeded its goal of raising $12,000 and gave children in a community the chance to learn basketball from professional coaches who are also life coaches. The kids in Togo were given the opportunity to learn valuable life skills through sport. LSYD also makes a positive impact throughout the whole community as this organization makes sure children go to school and receive an education, as well as give scholarships to those in financial need. 

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