Basketball courts

Four new basketball courts are coming to Mississauga – City of Mississauga

September 27, 2021

On Saturday, September 25, the City of Mississauga and the Nav Bhatia Superfan Foundation unveiled four new basketball courts located at Paul Coffey Park in Malton.

“The addition of these courts brings something special to the Malton community and to Mississauga as a whole. Basketball fans from across the city will come here to play, connect and bond throughout the game,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Thank you to Nav and the Superfan Foundation for their partnership and support in helping to make Mississauga a thriving place where the sports stars of tomorrow come to play.”

As well as three full-sized recreational courts, perfect for 3-on-3 matches, there is also an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) regulation-size court, ideal for hosting tournaments and accommodating fans.

“I am very grateful to Nav and his foundation for their contributions and commitment to the Malton community,” said Ward 5 Councilor Carolyn Parrish. “They’ve really had an impact on Mississauga and it’s just the beginning. These are the kinds of projects that put Malton on the map. The Superfan has not forgotten his first home in Canada.

In February 2020, Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia donated $150,000 for Paul Coffey’s basketball court renovations. After months of construction and reconstruction, the courts are now ready for recreation and competition.

Asked about the contribution, Nav Bhatia said: “Malton is very special to me. This is where my family started our life in Canada. It was the warm welcome we received from such a diverse community that gave us the strength to build the life we ​​have today. We are proud to give back with these lands. Basketball has changed my life and I hope these courts will bring people together for generations to come.”

The redevelopment of Paul Coffey Park was part of the City’s 2019 Parks and Forests Master Plan, which focused on park growth, connection and development.

“The new courts are just the tip of the iceberg for Paul Coffey Park – there are many more to come,” said Jodi Robillos, Acting Commissioner, Community Services. “New tennis courts, the reconstruction of a pétanque court, an off-leash dog zone and improvements to the cricket pitch are also planned.”

The development of the park was an opportunity for the Superfan Nav Bhatia Foundation to further its goal of uniting “people of all ages and walks of life through basketball.” These grounds will also host the first of many Superfan Nav Bhatia Celebrity Basketball Camps, with the first camp taking place in the summer of 2022. To achieve this goal, the Foundation has partnered with Gold Sponsor, Tangerine Bank, as part of for their continued commitment. empowering communities through Tangerine Project Forward™.

“Community is in our DNA at Tangerine, and through Tangerine Project Forward™, we partner with many organizations that help deliver programs that inspire confidence, belonging and acceptance to hundreds of young people across the country,” said Eric Nachman, director. marketing partnerships, Tangerine Bank. “We are excited to see how these new courts will unite communities, and even the country, through sport.”

Tim Hortons and Hyundai Canada have also partnered with the Foundation as Silver Sponsors of Superfan Nav Bhatia Celebrity Basketball Camps.

Background

Located in Ward 5, Malton’s Paul Coffey Park is a multi-purpose destination park. The park covers 112.4 acres, which leaves plenty of space for many activities. The Future Directions Parks and Forestry Master Plan is responsible for implementing park renovations, including the Paul Coffey Arena and the new Malton Adventure Playground.

The Nav Bhatia Superfan Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds to build basketball courts and youth camps across the world. The Nav Bhatia Foundation was started by a former resident of Malton and Raptor’s Super fan, Nav Bhatia.

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