The Wonder Years
I grew up during 80’s in Toronto, Canada when laptops or iPhones were not yet widely available yet .In fact in those days only professionals such as Doctors and Lawyers owned cell phones. The neighborhood was mostly filled with lower middle class families but was rich in spirit located in the suburbs . There was so much affection and kindness that each amazing family showed to each another.
All the kids pretty much went to through each local school levels together. From public, junior high ,high school and even College.To this day we still stay in touch and social media has made it easier to stay in communication Some even later attended university and college together . There seem to be a real oneness and bond if you will among most of the families. As some parents were good friends who looked out for the other parents children. We had a gathering place to play have fun which was the large play ground a gathering place to get together usually after school or during the lazy summer holidays .It had a playing grass field regular kids slides , swings, a swimming pool and basketball court . Some of the kids would found playing a popular type of ball game of either basketball or football.There could be heard loud blasting music on a massive portable cassette player.A few of the parents could be spotted shooting the breeze about things going in our area of Toronto or just life in general .
I can still remember those care free times in our community playing a game of horse from dusk till 1 am at the what we called bottom garage ball court . Yes there was a top garage where primarily played ball hockey. Our parents would have to send out search parties to track us down,usually other it was other siblings.Now I play when can between work and building a business at the neighborhood YMCA or I might catch a Toronto Raptors game live at the ACC. My goal is to see young girls’ and at risk kids use basketball as means to stay active and possibly build new long-lasting friendships through community partnerships with grass programs .That will allow these children to hopefully avoid any negative situations in their lives .With girls’ college basketball programs in Canada and the NCAA league in the USA girls basketball game is thriving on both sides of the border. And more so with the emergence of a league for girls basketball , the WNBA. The league was founded on April 24, 1996, as the women’s counterpart to the NBA and league play started in 1997.
Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold
Girls Inc. And The WNBA Partnership
Girls Inc. and the WNBA have committed to a multi-year partnership to contribute to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart .One of the most important goals of The WNBA is to reach out to their communities and making a positive difference in the lives of their young fans. More specifically, this partnership will help Girls Inc. increase exposure to our mission, vision, programs and public education efforts while also creating opportunities for the WNBA to provide role models for girls .And actively participate in their communities, build loyalty and interest in their league and teams, and grow the WNBA brand . The program is created to test what we can do on a bigger scale in future years, but none the less, weˇre forging ahead with some initial concepts.Please also know that although this year our initiatives may concentrate primarily on national visibility for Girls Inc. and local ties between those Girls Inc. sites that are in closest proximity to the WNBA team cities, our intention is to find ways over the course of the partnership to ensure that all Girls Inc. member organizations benefit from programs. And for those Girls Inc. member organizations that already have relationships and initiatives with a WNBA team near their sites, we look forward to working together to leverage each otherˇs knowledge and experience to help make the partnership stronger throughout the country.
Why I Love Girl’s Basketball
I think its important for the girls’ basketball game to be on even footing the male game in relation to equal media exposure and tremendously rabid ever growing fan support base worldwide. The WNBA even has women dunking in games now . Who would have fathomed just 30 years ago that there would be a professional league for women to play let alone dunking involved times have really changed.That in itself is a major step in the right direction to encourage the growth of the sport but there needs to be more cultivation from the grass roots level to get more girls’ involved in the game of basketball. Not only will they get more fit physically but will also build self esteem and team building spirit that may be transferred in day to day life interactions with other peers . Also, they will build fond lasting memories as they become adults later on in life meeting new people who share the love the sport.Some of my current friendships today were cultivated through camaraderie achieved playing sports’ with those in my peer group at that time.
The Mission Goal Of This Site
The goal of GIRLBASKETBALLSHOES.COM is to get more young girls off the couch and power down the electronics.For older girls helps them get away from day to day responsibilities in the rat race to get them on the court staying active and having fun while playing a great game of girls basketball hoops. My hope is that the ever growing game of girls basketball eventually explodes worldwide like soccer/football has Globally and become a real major force in the sports’ arena through its excitement and amazing popularity throughout the fan base .
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