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Ontario Basketball would like to acknowledge and thank its corporate sponsors, funding supporters and partners in development. It is through their support that OBA is able to deliver high-quality basketball programs to our members.

Corporate Partners

Nike has been a long-time supporter of Ontario Basketball (OBA) and has been a premier sponsor of the association since 1991. Nike is also the title sponsor of OBA's high performance program.

OBA gratefully acknowleges the support of the 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.

Spalding is the official basketball of OBA and is used exclusively in all programs and events including the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.

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.

CSTT Sports Management International (CSTT) is the official third-party hotel provider, which provides OBA teams with exclusive booking and accommodation services for the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.

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.

Aran Awards is the official awards supplier for Ontario Basketball and is used exclusively in all programs and events including the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.

Avis / Budget is the official vehicle supplier to Ontario Basketball. Avis is a leading rental car supplier that primarily serves the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry. Budget is a leading rental car supplier competing within value-conscious segments of the industry.

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.

Georgian College is the official host of OBA’s high performance program for the summer of 2014. Located in Barrie, Georgian College has a state-of-the-art athletic centre featuring 20,000-square-foot double gymnasiums, a 10,000-square-foot fitness centre, indoor running track and suite-style accommodations ideal for high performance programming.

Partners in Development

Canada Basketball is the national sport governing body for basketball. Ontario Basketball (OBA) and Canada Basketball strive to provide pathways to better develop coaches and athletes for national and international competition.

OBA is proud to be partners with the Toronto Raptors. The growth and popularity of basketball in the province of Ontario has been significantly enhanced by the presence of the Raptors.

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 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.

In 2014, Ontario Basketball was selected to be part of Canadian Sports Institute Ontario’s (CSIO) High Performance Program for 2014-15. Women’s basketball was among 18 sports that were chosen into the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI). The aim of the OHPSI program is to develop a comprehensive provincial high performance sport system which will allow for future sustained success of athletes and coaches at the very highest levels of international sport. Through OHPSI, CSIO provides leadership, coaching support, sport science and sport medicine services, equipment and technology, and facility access to create an optimal daily training environment for Ontario athletes. 

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 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is a multi-sport organization, dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. OBA and the AAU work in partnership to provide quality development and exposure opportunities for athletes in Ontario.

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.

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