Saturday, 30 June 2007

Largest private donation ever to sport kicks off U of T's new facility

For some reason, the most recent post doesn't show up at the top of site so please click here to get to Monday, July 2nd's entry

The University of Toronto recently announced plans to construct a new 2,000 seat basketball/volleyball facility as part of a Center for High Performance Sport in downtown Toronto. With an $11 million injection into the fundraising campaign by the Goldring Family (touted as the largest ever private donation for sport to a university in Canada, presumably surpassing Ron Joyce's $10 million donation to McMaster last year), U of T's goal of raising $53 million by the end of this year is off to a rousing start. Plans are to begin construction in the fall of 2008. Best of luck to U of T for hopefully producing another top-notch basketball facility for Canada, this time deep in the heart of Canada's largest city. Althea Blackburn-Evans and Elaine Smith report for News@UofT U of T moves forward on new fitness centre, student commons: Interim plan for facilities approved

According to Dale Stevens' excellent "Canadian University Basketball Discussion List", the CIS has release a handbook for graduating women that highlights the values staying in Canada to play basketball. The publication, Canadian University Women’s Basketball Information Guide for coaches, parents and university bound student-athletes, is available by clicking on the following link Women's Basketball Info guide here is the press release CIS, Canada Basketball launch Canada First info guide

An older press release from the CIS provides a summary of the recent CIS AGM and what was accomplished CIS AGM Summary

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