KCAA Donation to Special Olympics Basketball Team

KCAA gives back!


As an integral part of the Korean sports community, KCAA recognizes the importance of giving to other organizations and charities that fall within the KCAA philosophy.

As such, the basketball division of KCAA has made a charitable donation to the Special Olympics Basketball Team in the hopes that our small contribution will assist in their philanthropic endeavours.

The head coach was kind enough to send a thank you letter:

Thank you very much for your generous support. Our team is so very grateful! We will use the money to buy some much needed jerseys for our athletes.

My apologies for taking so long to write. I have been overwhelmed with work. Far too many 12 to 14 hour days. While it’s great to have the work, it takes a toll.

I have been with the team since 2004. At that time we had 5 or 6 athletes and we were the only youth basketball program in Toronto. Over the last 8 years we have quadrupled in size. We practice out of Holland Bloorview on Monday nights. While we are probably still classified as a youth group, we have kept the doors open for anyone interested, regardless of age, and so we are more a youth and early adult group.

The majority of athletes who started 8 years ago are still with the team so that has been really great. I’ve watched them grow in so many ways. In the beginning, just being able to dribble the ball for any length of time was a challenge. Now, we have some very competitive games and it’s quite something to watch.

Thank you again for your generous donation and support of Special Olympics. You are making a real difference!


Jennie McKay-Barry
Rumsey Rattlers Head Coach

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