OBA gratefully acknowleges the support of the Government of Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Through its support of the sport and recreation sectors at the provincial and local level, the ministry contributes to a strong provincial sport system and the development of athletic achievement in Ontario. It fosters the involvement of children and youth in sport and recreation, recognizing their contribution to healthy child development and positive youth development.
Ontario Basketball also acknowledges funding provided by the Government of Canada in support of sport. The Government of Canada is the single largest investor in Canada’s amateur sport system, helping Canadians lead healthy and active lifestyles through access to sport and supporting high performance athletes participate and succeed in competitions.
Ontario Basketball formed a multi-year partnership with Abilities Centre which will involved relocating centralized basketball programming and the OBA head office to the world-class Whitby facility. Abilities Centre is a 125,000 square foot, multi-purpose facility that is committed to the development of a fully inclusive and integrated environment, where respect, understanding, cooperation, innovation, and education form the core values of the facility and the people within it. Sport highlights of the facility include three full FIBA regulation basketball courts, a six-lane 200 metre running track, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, a players’ lounge and an auditorium.
Ontario Basketball gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). OTF uses $100 million in annual funding from the province’s charitable gaming initiative to provide grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social service sectors.
Olympia Sports Camp is proud to be an official partner of OBA. Olympia is the sponsor of Ontario Basketball’s Fair Play program. In addition, the Olympia Sports Camp Team Fair Play award is presented in various divisions at the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.
Entripy Custom Clothing is the exclusive provider of custom promotional tees and products. Entripy is now the sole supplier of custom t-shirts, fan giveaway materials and in-game experience products for the OBA. Entripy is Canada’s leader for custom printed t-shirts, printing and selling the most custom t-shirts in the country with over three million annually. A proudly Canadian company, Entripy offers the fastest turnaround time in the industry with a seven business day guarantee.
National Sports is the official sports store for Ontario Basketball. National Sports, Ontario’s team sports destination, is proud to offer 18 stores across the province to make sure that their selection, service and expertise are as accessible as possible.
Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance. Nikon provides Ontario Basketball with equipment to capture the finest moments of basketball in the province.
Partners in Development
Canada Basketball is the national sport governing body for basketball. OBA and Canada Basketball strive to provide pathways to better develop coaches and athletes for national and international competition.
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is the provincial voice for interuniversity sport. As a recognized leader and contributor, OUA and Ontario Basketball work together to develop the sport through grassroots and community-based initiatives.
The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, staff, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances.
The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) is a recognized leader in intercollegiate athletics dedicated to student athlete and sport development. OCAA and Ontario Basketball collaborate to develop the sport through grassroots and community-based initiatives.
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. The Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity across the country.
The Coaching Association of Ontario (CAO) is an independent, non-profit organization providing representation and recognition for coaches in a variety of contexts. The CAO provides guidance, initiatives and funding opportunities to enrich the development of OBA coaches.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men’s professional basketball league in North America. NBA Canada represents the interest of the Canadian market and works with Ontario Basketball in strategic means to grow the sport in Ontario.
The mission of the Ontario Association of Basketball Officials (OABO) is to organize, unite, and educate all basketball officials in the Province of Ontario. As an integral part of the sport, OABO and Ontario Basketball work together to develop basketball across the province.
Ontario Basketball is pleased to provide members with special offers available through our partnerships.
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