Kids right across the province are just itching to get out and compete.
All We Do Is Hoops may have just the answer for them.
Beginning on July 6th, the basketball centric group will be hosting a Regional Horse Basketball Championship, with matches set to take place using the now very well-known technology available via Zoom.
"A lot of the club kids had their seasons cut short," said Director of Operations Megan Desormeaux. "This was the perfect opportunity to take on this project."
Based in part of the NBA (National Basketball Association) event which took place in April, the competition will pit two players in a traditional game of HORSE, the essence of which is to duplicate the shot that your adversary has made.
"Everything is pretty fair game, as long as the opponent has the opportunity to replicate it," said Desormeaux. "We don't want to restrict the competitors too much, because we want the kids to be creative."
And for as much as the event is competitive in nature, Desormeaux is hopeful that athletes of all ages (divisions range from U9 right through to the seniors - 36 years of age or older) focus on having fun and perhaps expanding the scope of their basketball connections.
"We're hoping to create bonds for these kids," she said. "The reason I always loved to play basketball was to be competitive and meet new people."
For an entry fee of $35, boys and girls will receive a commemorative t-shirt as well as three games, with Desormeaux noting that most games should be wrapped up within thirty minutes, maybe 45 at a maximum.
Anyone looking for more information should logon to the group's website, "www.allwedoishoops.ca", with full rules and guidelines clearly outlined, as well as details on how to register for the event.