The Vancouver Aces Basketball Program is a non-profit program in partnership with the Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletics Association and John Oliver Secondary School. Through volunteerism, donations, sponsorship, and individual participant support, the aim is to minimize or if needed, waive fees for participants. The actual estimated cost per player is valued to be approximately $500 based on access to facilities, uniforms, tournament/game fees, officials, personnel and equipment. Any fees collected and all donated support go directly to these costs. The program philosophy is to remove financial barriers and improve access for local area girls to participate in quality developmental and competitive opportunities in and related to the sport of basketball.
In addition to playing, the Vancouver Aces Basketball Program also seeks to provide developmental opportunities for participants in areas of volunteerism, leadership, coaching development, and mentorship.
The Aces Basketball Program is thankful to the CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids) Foundation for their ongoing support, helping to allow the Aces to look after some initial costs in starting up the club and the ongoing delivery of the program goals. For more information on the great work of CLICK please go to: https://www.clicktokids.ca/
*BIG THANK YOU to McSWEENEY’S for their support in providing Summer 2020 Coaches’ Appreciation Gifts (cooler bag + T-shirt)! You can find out more about McSweeney’s at https://www.mcsweeneys.ca/
We thank McSweeney’s and Staples.ca for providing some of our coaches’ appreciation gifts!
The VSSAA Aces Basketball Program relies on the volunteerism of our coaches; individuals interested in volunteering either as regular or guest coaches (single session) are encouraged to contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers of support for opportunities beyond the sport itself – leadership, mentorship, volunteerism – that align with the program philosophy and goals are encouraged to be directed to our contact at email@example.com
ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS
Stated fees for participants go solely towards Basketball BC Membership and any competition/tournament costs. Assistance is available through the waiving of a portion or all of the program fees if there is financial hardship – this can be arranged with the program supervisors.
Participants requiring assistance are also encouraged to apply for available grants from organizations such as KidSport BC and Jumpstart:
KidSport Guidelines and Application: online application
Canadian Tire Jump Start Guidelines and Application: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/apply-for-individual-child-grants