Fundraising – Team Ontario Juniors

Junior Provincial Program

2019 Canada Games team

The Ontario Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program (Team Ontario) provides high performance training & competition opportunities for the province’s Junior-age athletes. The team competes in the Canada Winter Games every 4 years.

The Ontario Junior Program is funded through multiple sources, including athlete fees, grants, fundraising, partnerships, sponsorship, and donations. Funding supports the team’s training and competition expenses such as facility rentals, coaching, tournament registration fees, and travel & accommodations for major competitions.

Please see below for various fundraising initiatives currently active for the 2021-2022 season. Additionally, ONPARA is always looking to expand our network and foster new relationships and partnerships. If you or someone you know is interested in supporting the Ontario Junior program in a specific manner, please contact Tammy Lyle-Gravlev.

Donations in Memory of Catherine Nelson

female wheelchair athleteOn April 24, 2020, Team Ontario suddenly lost one of its athletes, Catherine Nelson, at the young age of 15. As per the family’s wishes, anyone wishing to make a donation in Catherine’s memory are welcome to do so using the following link:
Funds raised will offset the cost of the Team Ontario Junior program.

In Memory of Catherine Nelson

FlipGive Fundraiser

The Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program has teamed up with FlipGive in order to raise funds to offset their training and competition expenses for the 2021-2022 season.

FlipGive is an easy-to-use cashback app for teams, designed to help sports parents lower the cost to play by shopping for the things they’re already buying from over 700 top brands. Cashback from groceries, gas, dining, gear, travel, and more reduces player fees, ensuring no family has to choose between sports, their budget, and their time.

Step 1 – Join our team! Click on the link and use code FFQVCR

Step 2 – Shop (receive cashback on retail purchases, gift card purchases, and bonuses)

Step 3 – Share with your family & friends!

It’s as simple as that!

Football Squares

Want to make watching The Big Game that much more interesting? Join the Football Squares Fundraiser in support of the Ontario Junior team as they raise funds to attend the 2022 Junior National Championship in Charlottetown, PEI.

What is Football Squares and how does it work? Find out more at

Squares will be sold at $20/square (up to a total of 100 squares) until Sunday February 13! Pick your squares now and then watch the game to see what happens!

For more information or to buy your squares, please contact Tammy Lyle-Gravlev at

Thank you for your support!

Bottle Drive

Team Ontario is running a season-long bottle drive, so save your empty alcohol containers (cans, bottles, etc.) and help spread the word!

There are lots of different ways you can assist with our bottle drive:

  1. Drop off the empties and donate the money directly to the program
  2. Collect empties and arrange for pick-up as we have team members in multiple cities across the province (Contact for pick-up)
  3. Organize a local/neighbourhood bottle drive on behalf of the team
  4. Encourage your family & friends to collect empties on behalf of the team

Thank you for your support!


Tammy Lyle-Gravlev
High Performance Coordinator, Wheelchair Basketball