125th Anniversary of the invention of the game of basketball

2016 marks the 125th year of the invention of the game of basketball!  The Foundation, along with other partners throughout Canada, are working together to plan a celebration lasting the entire year.  Keep checking our site for updates on upcoming events!

Want to get involved with an event?

Send an email to volunteer@naismithbasketballfoundation.com.


November 13, 2016 – Happy Birthday James!  A birthday party hosted in the town of Mississippi Mills (Almonte) free for children ages 6 to 9.

February 8, 2016 – YMCA releases “It Starts Here“; a story on how the game can support and empower people.

January 3, 2016 – The World Slamdunk Showdown: www.happybirthdaybasketball.com


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