Basketball is often more than just a game, it acts as an avenue for kids and teens alike to embrace teamwork, leadership, and physical play, which ultimately creates both a joyful and positive atmosphere. In 2012 Champs’ director Jonathan Serjue unfortunately suffered a knee injury, during the summer training and preparing for a visit and practice with Walla Walla University (Washington). This injury prevented him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. In 2014 after recovery, Jonathan turned this negative into a positive as he geared his attention towards inspiring the next generation through Champs Basketball. With the assistance of fun, enthusiastic and energetic coaches, Champs’ impact has quickly been felt throughout the Montreal community since it begun. Players not only learn the game of basketball but also learn life skills such as leadership and teamwork. Players who have played in the NBA, overseas professionals and home town coaches, leaders and friends have been involved in CHAMPS. Creating great relationships is what we are all about and to share their knowledge and experience with our young student athletes.
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen”.