On June 11, the YMCA Cooper Koo team visited Air Canada Centre for a rare opportunity to train like a professional basketball player as the grand prize winners in the Ford Drills & Skills competition. The teams won the chance due to their involvement in their local communities.
Grand prize winners participated in a variety of skill-building sessions at Air Canada Centre, including:
- Skills Development
- Train Like a Raptor (Physical Fitness and Conditioning)
- Eat Like a Raptor (Nutrition)
This year the teams had the chance to meet and speak with the Toronto Raptors assistant coach, Rex Kalamian.
The YMCA Cooper Koo Team have exemplified community involvement through their organization of a neighbourhood clean-up, food and supply drives for local shelters and sponsorship of Syrian refugee families during their settlement to Canada.