Gerard Doolan of the Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association accepts a $10

Gerard Doolan of the Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association accepts a $10

Prince Rupert Minor Basketball receives $10,000 donation

Prince Rupert Minor Basketball received a significant financial boost last week from a $10,000 donation by Prince Rupert Constructors (PRC).

Prince Rupert Minor Basketball received a significant financial boost last week from a $10,000 donation by Prince Rupert Constructors (PRC).

The money will be used to keep registration costs low for the expected 200 players that will take to the courts beginning on Sept. 16.

The PRC partners said supporting the league was an easy decision, with JJM Construction president Jim Miller saying it took less than a day to get unanimous support for the donation.

“We’re doing it for the kids in Prince Rupert and the community as a whole. In my community, one-third of our members live in Prince Rupert so I am really glad we can do this for them and help minor basketball,” said Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece.

“Metlakatla is very supportive of contributing to youth programs in Prince Rupert. Basketball is a very big sport for us, so it is a pleasure to support Prince Rupert Minor Basketball to allow the kids to develop their skills,” added Metlakatla Chief Harold Leighton.

Minor basketball registration gets underway on Sept. 5, but the group is still seeking volunteers to fill a number of roles including coaches, scorekeeper coordinators and board members. Sign up for referees and scorekeepers will take place at the same time as the registration.

For more information, contact Gerard Doolan at 250-6274280.

Prince Rupert Constructors is the company currently working on the Rail, Road and Utility Corridor on Ridley Island. PRC is a partnership between Coast Tsimshian Enterprises (CTE), JJM Construction Ltd, and Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.