October 30, 2018: Photo Inset: Recreation Association of Hintonburg;
Supported by T-shirt sales.
[Ed: the print version of this article will appear later.]
Photo Caption: John Ferguson, owner of GT Express, joins Hintonburg Economic Develeopment Committee (HEDC) Co-Chair Cheryl Parrott (r), to present a cheque for $2,000 to the Recreation Association of Hintonburg’s Chair, Lorrie Marlow (l), and some of the Friday night basketball players.
The $2,000 represents the proceeds from sale of Hintonburg t-shirts which was a joint effort by GT Express and the HEDC to raise funds for youth programming.
The Recreation Association will use the money to pay for team jerseys, a spring basketball tournament, basketball coaching and a referee training course.
Through the generosity of GT Express and the HEDC, the RAH provides free drop-in basketball and soccer programs on Friday nights at the Connaught School gyms. The basketball program for youth ages 13+ usually has approximately 20+ participants and the soccer program, for kids 8 to 12 years of age has around the same number. These free drop in programs run at Connaught School every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. through the winter. For information on these programs, message the Recreation Association of Hintonburg Facebook page.