Hoops to Learn Basketball Tournament 2020
This is Open Doors’ nuanced approach to spreading awareness around learning disabilities. Sports empower and inspire young individuals to strive for greatness. Many students with learning disabilities, like dyslexia and ADHD, are hands-on learners, which is inherited in sports. This is displayed by world known athletes who have learning disabilities such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and A'ja Wilson.
This two-day tournament is an amazing opportunity for Ottawa to come together and prove that learning diversities have no borders on a court. Here's how it'll work:
Participants will have the option to create a team with their friends, family, neighbours etc... as long as there is a minimum of 5 players or max of 10 players, and a minimum of 2 females on the team, you're set.
Each team will be given a guaranteed 3 games on the first day, and will have the opportunity to enter playoffs, which will be a round of elimination. Day 1 will end with the semi final games.
Day 2 of the tournament will consist of the finals game, skills competition to show off your 3 point shot, dunking (this will also be female friendly with a lowered net), dribbling/passing, and to finish it off, the all-star game as well as final awards.
Now, participants will also have the option of signing up to the skills competition independently from the tournament. That means that you do not need a team to be able to join the skills competition!
If I haven't lost you yet, this might grab your attention: 50% of the money pooled together will go to the winning team, and the other 50% will go to charity!
Teams are also encouraged to coordinate matching shirt / jersey colours.. be as creative and unique as you want with this!
We hope to see you all there on April 4th and 5th to ball out for diversity!