Ontario Basketball Quest for Gold Funding Criteria Released

Ontario Basketball is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) criteria (.pdf).

These criteria align with the overarching goal of the Quest for Gold – OAAP, which is directly related to the High Performance sport goal of the Canadian Sport Policy – that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition – by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.

Funded by the Government of Ontario, the intent of the OAAP is to provide funding to athletes in the Train to Train and Train to Win categories of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport, allowing them to continue to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition.

All eligible athletes are automatically considered and ranked through the selection criteria process and therefore there is no formal application process.

Note: Athletes who are participating in post-secondary basketball in Ontario (i.e., Ontario University Athletics and Ontario Colleges Athletic Association) who wish to be considered must contact Canada Basketball to obtain a letter of support indicating they are a nationally identified athlete who has potential to be selected to a national team and submit it to Ontario Basketball by Friday, February 2, 2018.

Please direct any questions to Carmelo Mallia.