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Sudbury Five caters to families with free activities before Monday’s game


There was no shortage of activities for the whole family across the northeast region on Monday.

In Greater Sudbury, the local professional basketball team -- the Sudbury Five -- held family activities before its matchup with Montreal.

Free activities for Familiy Day at Sudbury Arena hosted by Sudbury Five. Feb. 19/24 (Angela Gemmill/CTV Northern Ontario)

Nine-year-old twins Kaleb and Mikaela Dube were excited to shoot hoops on the court at the Sudbury Arena.

Their mother, Manon, told CTV News three of her four children love basketball.

That’s why she wanted to bring them all to the family day activities before they all enjoyed watching the Five game together.

She said her daughter Mikaela started playing basketball a few years ago and "just loved the game."

"So I’m like, you know what, let’s go see a game and see how much more you’ll fall in love with the game," Manon said.

"I find it just builds their character and makes them grow even more."

For Family Day, the team organized some free activities for fans of all ages, like a bouncy castle, inflatable hoops and corn hole.

Mikaela said her favourite part was the basketball clinic that happened on the court.

Free basketball clinic held for kids at Sudbury Arena on Family Day and hosted by Sudbury Five. Feb. 19/24 (Angela Gemmill/CTV Northern Ontario)

"I like it because it’s fun to just do dribbling, passes and shooting," she said.

Her brother Kaleb said he liked that he got to run around and shoot the basketball.

According to Sudbury Five officials, more than 2,600 tickets were sold for Monday’s game.

"I think sports brings people together," said the team's general manager and head coach, Logan Stutz.

"Families like to come together. We get a lot of families that come together to cheer us on."

The Family Day game capped off a busy week for the Sudbury Five.

The team will host the Jamestown Jackals in a weekend double-header this Saturday and Sunday at the Sudbury Arena. Top Stories

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