Richmond, B.C. - On Tuesday night a small 3-on-3 tournament was organized that had a much larger meaning. The by donation “Hoops-To-Learn” Tournament hosted by the Open Doors Education Initiative, which supports students with learning disabilities transition to post-secondary education, featured 16 teams of boys and girls who would come together for a weeknight of basketball.
Organized by Michael Jakac-Sinclair, who himself has dsylexia, and Mahtab Singh Gill the tournament sought to gather donations for the Open Doors Initiative and raise awareness for high school students about learning disabilities as they continue their educations in secondary school and beyond. Michael noted that while learning disabilities exist, they shouldn’t be a disadvantage for students or something to be ashamed of.