Fundraising – Team Ontario Women

Women’s Provincial Program

Senior Women – 2019 Women’s Nationals

The Ontario Women’s Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program (Team Ontario) brings together women & girls from across the province with the intent of fostering competition, development, leadership, and camaraderie among female wheelchair basketball players. The program includes the Ontario Senior Women’s Team, which competes every year at the CWBL Women’s National Championship, and the Ontario Development Women’s Team, which competes every year at the Défi Sportif.

The Ontario Women’s Program is funded through multiple sources, including athlete fees, grants, fundraising, partnerships, sponsorship, and donations.

Development Women – Défi 2019

Funding supports the teams’ 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 2019-2020 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 Women’s program in a specific manner, please contact Tammy Lyle-Gravlev.

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!


Your contribution helps to provide Team Ontario athletes with quality coaching, on/off-court training & support, and competition opportunities every season while keeping fees as low as possible for the athletes and their families. Your support is helping to reduce financial barriers to participation for these young athletes seeking to pursue their high performance dreams. Thank you!

The Ontario Para Network has set up an online donation page for your convenience.
Please note that ONPARA is not able to issue tax receipts for donations at this time as the organization is a not-for-profit and does not have charitable status.


Tammy Lyle-Gravlev

High Performance, Wheelchair Basketball