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Halifax Rainmen Form Partnership with Halifax Regional Police

February 15, 2012 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

(Halifax, NS) The Halifax Rainmen are pleased to announce the formation of their partnership with the Halifax Regional Police's SportPals program. Through this partnership, the Rainmen will be helping police volunteers collect new and second-hand sports equipment for youth, and treating SportPals youth to a Halifax Rainmen game experience.

"Sport is a fantastic avenue for youth to focus their energy," said Halifax Rainmen President & CEO, Andre Levingston. "Sport teaches our youth about teamwork, discipline and the benefits of being physically active. We really believe in the SportPals program, and look forward to partnering with them to help make a positive and lasting impact in our communities."

On February 23, youth involved with SportPals will be treated to the Rainmen's home game against the Quebec Kebs with police and SportsPal volunteers. Before the game, volunteers will be on the concourse of the Metro Centre collecting new and used sports equipment. The sports equipment will then be distributed to youth throughout HRM who will benefit from the items.

Those who donate a new or used piece of sporting equipment will receive a voucher to attend a free regular season Halifax Rainmen home game of choice. The collection of sporting equipment will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m and will complete at 7:30 p.m.

"We are thrilled and excited by the support we are receiving from the Halifax Rainmen through contributions to the Halifax Regional Police Sportpals program," said Constable Mark Long. "We believe that participation in sports and physical activity can assist youth by focusing and redirecting their energy to something positive."

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