I will spend a good portion of the spring and summer sitting in a folding camp chair watching soccer, at times freezing, at times boiling hot. In the meantime, we are all about basketball (and dance) in this house. My son has a tournament with four to five basketball games this very weekend.
Last weekend we brought the kids and a couple of their friends to a Raptors 905 basketball game. My husband and I thought it would be a great opportunity for our son to see how more seasoned basketball players operate. Raptors 905 is the NBA D-League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors. The team plays out of Mississauga's Hershey Centre.
Raptors 905 was the 19th team added to the NBA D-League and the first team outside of the US. Head Coach Jesse Mermuys was an assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors last season and Toronto Raptors players Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira, Delon Wright and Norman Powell have all played with Raptors 905 this season, using the time to practice their game and continue to perfect their skills. This means you get to see a high-level basketball game featuring the NBA players of tomorrow at a much lower price than you would pay for a Toronto Raptors game.
The kids and their friends really enjoyed the game. My son got the opportunity to see skilled basketball players in action (Caboclo in particular was incredible to watch). My daughter isn't really a basketball fan, but she loved being out with her friend, soaking up the excitement of the game, eating popcorn and watching the dancers.
|Raptors 905 players John Jordan and Michael Kyser sign autographs|
Each Raptors 905 game includes an autograph signing for kids under 13 with members of the Raptors 905 team. All regular season games are live streamed on Raptors905.com so fans can follow their team, whether home or away.
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