Harlem Globetrotter, Buckets Blakes, will be joining FirstOntario’s cheque presentation of $250,000 for regional student nutrition programs on April 11. Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative will be co-hosting the event at St. Joseph’s Elementary School and will also be a recipient of the new funding.
The Harlem Globetrotters are making their way to the FirstOntario Centre on April 15, in advance of their 90th Anniversary World Tour stop. FirstOntario Credit Union will bring Globetrotters star Buckets Blakes to visit St. Joseph’s Elementary School. Blakes will be speaking with the students about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to the cash contribution, student nutrition programs also receive volunteers through FirstOntario’s Blue Wave employee volunteer team who work across several regions to deliver healthy breakfast and snacks ensuring students get a nutritious meal to fuel a day of learning.
Over the past two years, FirstOntario’s investment of $500,000 to the Student Nutrition Program has helped support over 78,000 students by providing access to healthy food and snacks. That number will continue to grow with the mo
st recent donation of $250,000 for a combination of $750,000 in total.
Blakes will also be stopping by FirstOntario’s Centre on Barton branch in the afternoon, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on April 11 to sign autographs and meet with fans.
Tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters at FirstOntario Centre start at $20 and are now available at www.CoreEntertainment.ca, the Dan Lawrie Box Office at FirstOntario Centre, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.CoreEntertainment.ca.During the Globetrotter tour, the team will visit over 400 schools and community centres to talk to youth about education and physical fitness.