Tofino Basketball Team Receives Funding

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The Hot Springs Wolves men's basketball team in Tofino reaches out to the Hesquiaht community in a positive way by teaching and encouraging respect to its members, both on and off the basketball court. The team gives men in the community the opportunity to participate in a healthy activity and is a positive place for teens to spend their time.

The Hot Springs Wolves received $2,500 from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund, which helped purchase supplies, such as basketballs and t-shirts, and provided meals for the players during tournaments. Through this financial support, the team also received a sense of stability for the future.  

The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund supports physical activity, sport and recreation for BC's Aboriginal youth. The fund provides grants to high-performance athletes, scholarships for post-secondary students, and grants to community organizations to increase sport and recreation opportunities for youth. The fund also supports the First Nations Snowboard Team.

Administered by 2010 Legacies Now, the fund was created in 2002 by the Province of British Columbia, Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation and the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations.