Cascadia Air is proud to be supporting Prince Rupert’s “Coastal Pride”; a team consisting of 12 local athletes ages 10-13. Although some of the kids grew up playing for their school teams and city leagues, that isn’t the case for some of the team's members. Coastal Pride will be the first organized basketball team some of the kids have ever played on, making this tournament an extra memorable experience.
If you have not yet heard of the Junior All Native Tournament, we recommend you familiarize yourself with this powerful initiative. This unique tournament was created to encourage young athletes to play basketball, nurture healthy lifestyles, and cultural warming within the Aboriginal youth community. Each year, the tournament travels to a different host city within British Columbia, bringing approximately 1500 people and increasing tourism, making it quite popular amongst destinations across BC.
The head coach, Justin Adams, is a 2-Time All Native Basketball MVP, Provincial High School MVP, and has played for three different college teams. He has the young athletes pushing themselves, up to 5 times a week in practice, to improve their skillset and teamwork. But more importantly, the coaching staff strive to promote trust, hard work, and honesty within the team, creating a safe haven. Prince Rupert’s: Coastal Pride Team Logo
Good luck to Coastal Pride in the upcoming tournament! We hope you play your heart out, but more importantly, have fun and create meaningful experiences!