"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." -Romans 8:28
In 2012 Champs' director Jon Serjue unfortunately suffered a severe knee injury while preparing for a showcase visit to Walla Walla Adventist University, Washington. This injury prevented him from playing basketball for close to 3 years. After a successful knee surgery in 2014, Jon turned this negative into a positive starting by volunteering and teaching for the YMCA Youth's basketball program and then teaming up with his brother Sheldon who was an experienced basketball player and now college skills coach they began the journey of inspiring the next generation through Champs Basketball. Jon as well studying in the certification of entrepreneurship at McGill University, helped propel the expansion of Champs' and in 2016 he also completed a fitness instructor certificate, which greatly contributed to his passion for health and fitness. Opening doors for him to now being a gym sports teacher and youth mentor.
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. With the assistance of fun, enthusiastic and energetic coaches, Champs has made this a reality and our impact has quickly been felt by the Montreal community at large.
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen".