Basketball everywhere is ramping up and Niagara will soon be caught up in the fun! So many great young players are set to take to the courts all across the Niagara Region as the U12 Major Atom Boys Ontario Cup comes to town from April 10 to 12. This provincially-sanctioned event will be a remarkable end to the basketball season and will showcase the best young talent from across the province. Roughly 1,000 athletes are scheduled to hit the hard courts in what should be a fantastic display of skill and sportsmanship, as gyms throughout Welland, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls are set to host approximately 80 teams in their quest for Ontario Cup gold!
In 2014, the Division 1 champions were from Vaughan, as the Panthers took down the South Windsor Warriors (68-61). This was one of 11 tightly-contested gold medal affairs, each of which brought a great level of excitement and intrigue to the on looking fans. From the opening games of the tournament to the closing seconds of the final contests, the Ontario Basketball Championships are truly one-of-a-kind. In an atmosphere that could rival packed arenas throughout the country, the U12 Major Atom Boys Ontario Cup is always a thrilling event for all involved and this year promises to be no different.
While this fantastic event is sure to be as exciting as ever, it is important to remember that the Ontario Cup could not be as successful as it is without the help of countless incredible volunteers. Whether taking on the role of Minor Official, Court Convener, of Site Manager, the volunteers truly help to make the event run smoothly throughout its three day schedule. The 2015 U12 Major Atom Boys Ontario Cup is still looking for volunteers to play a role in this provincially recognized event, so if anyone is interested in lending a hand, please contact Chris Verlaan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. To learn more about the upcoming U12 Major Atom Boys Ontario Cup, please visit the event website.
The Niagara Sport Commission, in partnership with Ontario Basketball, cannot wait for this incredible event to make its way to the Niagara Region and once again be a standout event on the 2015 calendar!