Toronto Raptors Superfan, Nav Bhatia, visited the Museum on November 4 to deliver his donation of 250 tickets for youth to attend an upcoming NCAA basketball tripleheader.
We were delighted to connect Bhatia with the kids through our partner community organizations and programs dedicated to serving newcomer and underserved youth, such as The Neighbourhood Organization, Go Green Youth Centre, Toronto Hifz Academy, the Fredric Roberts Photography Workshop, and the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board.
The children, ages 12 to 17, will have the opportunity to attend all three college basketball games on November 16 at Scotiabank Arena, where six teams from American universities will face off.
Aligned with the Aga Khan Museum’s mission, Bhatia shared an important message of diversity, tolerance, and pluralism, proving how sport brings people together.
He donated the tickets through the Nav Bhatia Superfan Foundation, a non-profit that aims to unite people from different backgrounds and faiths through the game of basketball. All money raised goes to building basketball courts and camps for kids in Canada and across the globe.
Earlier this year during the NBA finals the Museum screened Game 4, drawing thousands of people of many cultures, and creating a community space that celebrates diversity.