Unsung Hometown Heroes: Adam Halawa creates youth basketball opportunities for all with Ball Till I Fall

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With City of Ottawa Sports Commissioner Mathieu Fleury

Council, Councillors, Head Shot, Official, Portrait, Mathieu Fleury

Council, Councillors, Head Shot, Official, Portrait, Mathieu Fleury

Adam B. Halawa is an Ottawa native who has always had a passion for sports.

Growing up, he played multiple sports, but it was basketball that quickly became his favourite pastime. He appreciated basketball for its accessibility.

“You just need a ball and a net,” says Adam.

However, he saw a gap in programming for low-income youth, so in 2015, he founded Ball Till I Fall Canada.

This league started small, but quickly grew. It’s now comprised of 120 youth. The group’s target age is 17 and up. They have a league as well as drop-in play hours, and their home courts are University of Ottawa and Canterbury.

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Adam has created a partnership with Ottawa Community Housing and has been supporting low-income youth across the city.

Every day he sees the benefits of community sports for youth through growing confidence and improved leadership abilities.

The Ball Till I Fall Night League is currently accepting registrations. For more details or to register please visit balltillifall.ca.

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