In 2003, Giants of Africa was co-founded by Masai Ujiri to empower countless boys and girls through the power of basketball. Giants of Africa has hosted camps in 16 countries on the continent and provides mentorship and quality instruction from some of the best coaches in the NBA. Our organization encourages youth to develop their leadership potential and provides them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to train tomorrow’s African leaders and inspire them to make lasting change in their communities and on the continent. To date, Giants of Africa has built 15 basketball courts in 8 countries, distributes Alumni grants and contributes to charities in local communities in Africa and Canada. Giants of Africa looks forward to continuing programming across Africa thanks to donations and corporate partners.

Scheduling of Events

The 9th Annual The Giant of Africa Gala Honouring Nelson Mandela

Join us for an evening dinner full of celebrations, conversations, musical performances, and listen to stories about Nelson Mandela’s impact on Masai Ujiri and the lives of our celebrity guests.

Date: Sunday, December 4th 2022
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: HISTORY – 1663 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G5

Inclusive Leadership Forum

The Inclusive Leadership Forum, collaboratively curated with Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), will bring together Masai Ujiri, senior executives, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) leaders to
have action-oriented dialogue about barriers, best practices and belonging in the workplace.

Enjoy a networking breakfast and then hear from speakers such as:

Letecia Rose, Vice-President of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at CTC

Kike Ojo-Thompson, Founder and CEO of the KOJO Institute

Professor Maydianne Andrade, Canadian Black Scientists Network President

Prasanna Ranganathan, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Leader.

Keynote Speaker: Jarvis W. Sam III, Founder and CEO of Rainbow  Disruption, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Nike, Inc

Fireside Chat: Akim Aliu, professional hockey player, Chairman and Founder of Hockey Diversity Alliance and Time to Dream Foundation

Hosted by: Amanda Parris, award-winning writer, producer and host.

Date: Monday, December 5th, 2022

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: Hotel X – 111 Newfoundland Road Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Forum & Breakfast at the same location. Complimentary Valet Available.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Game

To cap off the celebrations, we invite you to watch the Toronto Raptors play the Boston Celtics at Scotiabank Arena, during a special night dedicated to Nelson Mandela. Join us after the game at Real Sports for the post-game reception.

Date: Monday, December 5th, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Arena – 40 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 2X2
Post-game Reception: Real Sports, 15 York St. Lower Level (for all gala attendees)

Gala Options

SOLD OUT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

One (1) seat at gala table

One (1) lower bowl ticket to December 5th Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Game

One (1) ticket to post-game reception at Scotiabank Arena (Draught Deck)

Exclusive Giants of Africa merchandise

SOLD OUT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

One (1) balcony level general admission ticket to Giants of Africa gala

One (1) lower bowl ticket to December 5th Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics game

Access to main floor cocktail/activation space

Exclusive Giants of Africa merchandise

Food and beverages included in each package

Inclusive Leadership Forum

$3,000

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Ten (10) tickets to Inclusive Leadership Forum & Breakfast Access to networking event post Inclusive Leadership Forum

$500

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

One (1) ticket to Inclusive Leadership Forum & Breakfast Access to networking event post Inclusive Leadership Forum


Contact:

For any Gala VIP tables/suites/individual ticket and/or Inclusive Leadership Forum ticket inquiries, please contact GiantsofAfrica@MLSE.com.

TICKETING
To secure your ticket,VIP gala table or private suite or for any ticket specific inquiries, please direct them to Joshua Stobnicky at giantsofafrica@mlse.com

EVENT
For any Giants of Africa programming, venue, or event day specific inquiries, please direct them to Jess Patullo at jessica@giantsofafrica.org

MEDIA
For any Giants of Africa press and/or media inquiries, please direct them to Tamara Kamaka at tamara@giantsofafrica.org