The Bay Street Hoops Basketball Tournament is about bringing together fun, community and charity to make sports more accessible to children and youth in Toronto. This year, all proceeds raised will benefit KidSport Ontario and Drive for Dreams.

KidSport Ontario
CRA # 862125986RR0003

KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sport. KidSport removes financial barriers that prevent kids from playing sport by providing financial assistance for registration fees and/or sport equipment costs to kids aged 18 and under. KidSport wants to ensure that no kid is ever left out because their family couldn’t afford the cost. Your participation in the Bay Street Hoops tournament will enable hundreds of children across Toronto to be introduced to, and play the sports they love. So ALL Kids Can Play!

Drive for Dreams

Drive for Dreams creates life-long opportunities through education for youth in the GTA by engaging kids from at-risk neighbourhoods that have a high level of talent in basketball. For these kids, Drive for Dreams provides its players with rigorous training, approachable and committed role models, and access to high-profile tournaments in North America where they are seen by college coaches and given the potential opportunity to go to top colleges & universities on a scholarship. Since 2002, more than 850 kids have participated in the overall program. More than 70% of the graduates from our high performance segment have received full ride scholarships and virtually all of the graduates go on to post secondary education. In many instances we have a profoundly positive impact on their life paths. Many graduates of this program return home to train, coach and mentor; becoming positive role models in their community and making a positive impact on those neighbourhoods.