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 take 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 11 am to 5 pm, from July 8 to August 19, 2023.
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
IST Audio Visual & Classroom Tech Support
Youth Agencies Alliance
Basketballs for Inner City Kids
City of Winnipeg SPIN (Sport Programs in Inner City Neighbourhoods)
SWISH Planning Committee
Xavier Smith, SWISH Coordinator
Karen Cook, University of Manitoba
Adam Wedlake, Basketball Manitoba
Andrew Davies, City of Winnipeg