Abbotsford Basketball Super League Scholarship

The Abbotsford Basketball Association is dedicated serving the community. At the end of every season, one individual from every division is selected to receive the ABASL Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the individual who attends all games, shows admirable leadership on and off the court, and improves as individual over the course of the season. The $150 scholarship has three components: $50 towards out of school sports, $50 towards in-school fees, and $50 for personal use. 

Scholarship winners: 

Prit Brar – Gordie Howe, Harshdeep Gill – Gordie Howe, Cassidy Buchanan – Aldegrove Secondary, Jesse Davis – Abby Senior, Harshaan Alamwala – Abby Middle, Bhavi Bisram – Abby Traditional Middle, Geshawn Sekhon – Rick Hansen.

“Best of Abby” – Abbotsford Snowball Tournament ($250)

The Abbotsford Snowball Tournament is the longest lasting tournament in British Columbia. Each year some of the top overall teams in the province, who bolster rosters of NCAA, USports and CCAA players. Another special component of this tournament is the out of province invite. A top American or Ontarian team is invited to participate as the #1 tournament seed, with a tournament total of 16 teams. Local teams regularly attend, as many as 6 teams from Abbotsford. The “Best of Abby” scholarship is awarded to a player from the highest finishing Abbotsford team. The player must demonstrate admirable character, contribute to the team’s tournament success and be a grade 12 student. This award was initially spearheaded by Dan Kinvig while he was the sports writer for the Abby News. The Abbotsford Basketball Association is proud to continue the tradition of the scholarship and award $250 to the “Best of Abby.” The scholarship must be used towards university fees.

2018 “Best of Abby” – Sukhjinder Kang, W.J. Mouat Hawks

“Best of Abby” – Sr. Boys’ Timberwolves Classic ($250)

The Senior Boys’ Timberwolves Classic is one of the most prestigious and exclusive AAA tournaments in British Columbia. Tournament founder, Virinder Braich, has consistently produced a professional tournament, garnering the top AAA senior boys’ teams year-after-year. 2016 was a pivotal year for the tournament, as tournament Director Virinder Braich decided to make it an AAA exclusive event. In 2018 the tournament hosted 13 AAA teams that ranked Top 10 at some point during the season. The “Best of Abby” scholarship is awarded to a player from the highest finishing Abbotsford team in the tournament. The player must demonstrate admirable character, contribute to the team’s tournament success and be a grade 12 student. This award is inspired from Dan Kinvig’s “Best of Abby” award he created for the Abbotsford Snowball Tournament. The $250 scholarship must be used towards university fees.

2018 “Best of Abby” – Gurlal Mann, Rick Hansen Hurricanes

Abbotsford Police Basketball Tournament Scholarships ($1,000)

The Abbotsford Police Foundation and community members put together one of the most community oriented tournaments in British Columbia. Every year nearly every team from grade 8 through to grade 12 attends the Abbotsford Police Basketball Tournament. Thanks to the generous donations from the Abbotsford Police Foundation and several other sponsors, the tournament is able to award 1 player from every participating senior basketball team. In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must: be in grade 12, participate in the tournament and SUBMIT THIS FORM. The Abbotsford Basketball Association is proud to support this tournament with TWO $500 scholarships. 

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