December 14, 2019
January 18, 2020
One of the ways we raise money for the program is through fundraising by hosting tournaments through the MYAS. The annual traveling tournament typically nets us around $6,000 per year. Over the past several years, we have reinvested tens of thousands of dollars back into the program in the way of facility improvements or equipment upgrades in the school. Not only have these improvements benefited basketball, but other youth programs as well. Some examples of community reinvestment as a result of our tournament:
Wilshire Park Elementary - New backboards and refurbished floor along with new court striping
Elmwood Church - Asbestos abatement, new floor, painting, new backboards, and updated lighting - allows for additional gym space for 3/4 grade players - additional benefit to middle school after school program which did not exist until the basketball program donated 100% of the funds for the new space
St. Anthony High School Upper Gym- New floor, lighting, scoreboards, and divider curtain - additional benefit to other youth programs as well as Community Center day care services.
St. Anthony High School Lower Gym - Floor striping and finishing
Other - New uniforms for 2018, donation for 2011 Hennepin County Grant proposal -while not a direct benefit to basketball, we still felt it was important to support the community and other youth sports.
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