Summer weekend of inner-city supervised hoops

Through a partnership between several faculties/units within the University of Manitoba and community partners, a free outdoor drop-in basketball program will be taking place this summer at the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus.

Project SWISH will provide an opportunity for inner city kids to play basketball, under the supervision of paid staff and volunteers including adult basketball players, coaches, and community members.


SWISH will run Saturdays from 11am to 5pm, from July 4 to August 15, 2020.


At the large staff parking lot at the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus located at Tecumseh Street and McDermot Avenue. Click HERE to view.

Children, aged 12 to 18, and their families, residing in the inner city are welcome to participate. There is no cost for participation, and no pre-registration. Simply bring a basketball and have some fun! At least a half dozen portable hoops will be set up with the possibility of more being added later.

Free transportation will be available including free bus tickets as well as bus/van rides for children who are accompanied by adults.

Throughout the summer, different activities will take place at the site including 3-on-3 play, free throws, dribbling, and other fun games with prizes! Best of all, it will be a place for inner-city kids to drop in anytime with their basketballs and shoot some hoops!

Project SWISH Partners:

  • University of Manitoba
    • College of Medicine
    • Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management
    • College of Dentistry
    • College of Pharmacy
    • College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Bison Sports
    • Parking Services
    • Physical Plant
    • IST Audio Visual & Classroom Tech Support
  • Youth Agencies Alliance
  • Basketball Manitoba
  • Basketballs for Inner City Kids
  • City of Winnipeg SPIN (Sport Programs in Inner City Neighbourhoods)

SWISH Planning Committee

  • Xavier Smith, Coordinator
  • Dennis Bayomi, University of Manitoba
  • Karen Cook, University of Manitoba
  • Youth Agencies Alliance
  • Adam Wedlake, Basketball Manitoba
  • Andrew Davies, City of Winnipeg