NBLC Locker Room: Titans Inspired by Community Efforts

NBLC Locker Room: Titans Inspired by Community Efforts

By Dwayne Tingley

Photo Credit: Dan Congdon

The Kitchener-Waterloo Titans have been working hard in order to climb up the standings in the National Basketball League of Canada standings.

They've been just as diligent off the court – and they're looking for more.

"The team has been very busy and stepping up with more community stuff," said Ashley MacSporran, the game day and community outreach co-ordinator of the Titans.

"We actually had the players request more community stuff," MacSporran continued, "which is amazing."

Three players – Akeem Scott, Juwan Miller and Julian Harris – recently went to the food bank to sort food and assist volunteers. All of the players enjoyed he work and learning where the food comes from and where it goes. They organized 1,191 meals that were prepared for the good bank.

"It is amazing to see how much care is actually donated to the community to assist those in need," said Scott, a veteran guard from New York.

"I love the face we just gave a few hours of our time and it will help so many in the community." Players have also made poignant visits to Our Lady Grace Catholic School, Lester B. Pearson School and Sandowne School.

Scott, Akeem Ellis and Harris visited Lester B. Pearson School for a meet and greet.

"The players," MacSporran said, "touched on their backgrounds and what drives. They always bring it back to a focus for the school. "

Said Ellis: "We may be professional players now, but this isn't forever and making sure I was educated is something that can't be taken away from me and my life journey after the game."

Harris, Jared Nickens, Nigel Tyghter and Damon Lynn talked about bullying during their visit to Sandowne.

"Be true to who you are and treat people how you want to be treated," Lynn said. The Titans host the Sudbury Five on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.