For the first time in three years, we hosted Centre Court, our outreach event through the Toronto Raptors. As “normal business” continues to evolve from the pandemic, many things changed as well in how Centre Court unfolded. When we finalized our plans with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), we had five weeks to promote and plan what now turned out to be a pre-game outreach event.
In total over 300 youth, leaders and families joined our pre-game event (which happened over seven hours before tip-off). We had a mixture of youth groups (both CBOQ and others), a Christian prep school and families join together. Overall, over half of our guests were able to participate in various activities on court (many walking away with prizes).