Raptors and OVO extend their partnership.
Drake and the Toronto Raptors have taken their partnership to the next level. Today, the Raptors have announced six “Welcome Toronto” home games, as well as plans to donate $1 million to refurbish local community basketball courts and an additional $2 million to Canada Basketball.
The first of the six OVO-themed home games will take place on Friday, January 26 against the Utah Jazz, followed by Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
For each of the six “Welcome Toronto” games, the Raptors will wear their new OVO-edition uniforms and debut a new black and gold home court.
According to the press release, the Raptors and OVO have pledged $1 million over the next three years to refurbish and refresh local community basketball courts. For each of the next three years, four local community courts will be selected for a capital investment with the first four court locations announced later this month.
“As this team and Toronto continues to grow, we have seen how much we can do together,” Drake said. “Welcome Toronto is about celebrating our team and our city, but also working together to give back to the community and creating a place where the youth of our city can come together to play.”
“These same courts could also potentially shape the next generation of Canadian basketball superstars.”
Other “Welcome Toronto” games include February 2 against Portland, March 9 against Houston, March 23 against Brooklyn and April 6 against Indiana.