FAQ

What is Raptors for Research?

Raptors for Research is Canada’s premier 3x3 basketball tournament held in partnership with the Toronto Raptors. It supports Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI).

When is the event taking place?

The tournament will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at TRIO Sportsplex in Vaughan

The top 2 fundraising teams and top 2 performing teams compete in the finals at OVO Athletic Centre on March 7th, 2023.

Are there any requirements to register?

The co-ed 3x3 tournament is open to players of all genders and skill levels, 19 years and up.

Each player must pay a $50 registration fee, and participating teams will be required to meet their fundraising minimum ($2,500 for community teams, $5,000 for corporate teams, and $25,000 for Corporate Champions).

How does the 3x3 tournament work/how many games will each team play?

Raptors for Research is a tournament taking place on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at TRIO Sportsplex in Vaughan, Ontario. Throughout the course of the day, each team will play a total of four (4) games, with points awarded for wins and ties. 

The Raptors for Research Finals will take place at OVO Athletic Centre on March 7th, 2023 for the top 2 fundraising teams and top 2 performing teams.

Do I have to create my own team or can I join an existing one?

Players will be asked to create a profile and register, where they can either start a team or join an existing one (no free agents!)

Register your team

Raptors for Research also has a 'Corporate Challenge'. What differentiates a Corporate Challenge team from a Community team?

The Corporate Challenge will include teams made up of organizations who participate as a workplace. The Corporate Challenge participants will have the opportunity to bring their employees together as they work to support Sinai Health Foundation and LTRI.

Teams participating in the Corporate Challenge will be asked to raise a minimum of $5,000 to enter a team of 4-6 individuals. 

Corporate Champions will be asked to raise a minimum of $25,000 to enter a team of 4-6 individuals. This level includes our white glove concierge service, corporate engagement opportunities and elite incentives.

What prizes will the winning teams receive?

The top two performing teams and top two fundraising teams will have the opportunity to play on the Raptors practice court at the OVO Athletic Centre on March 7th, 2023.

These teams will be coached by Raptors personnel and will receive custom jerseys and prizing to commemorate their ultimate game-day experience.

Are there incentives for individuals and teams that raise the most money?

Alongside the top two performing teams from the Raptors for Research tournament, the top two fundraising teams will have the opportunity to play in the Finals on the Raptors practice court at the OVO Athletic Centre.

Each participating team will be required to raise a minimum of $2,500 through peer-to-peer fundraising efforts, but individuals and teams who raise more will be rewarded with coveted incentives such as swag, game-day benefits, exclusive Raptors for Research merch and experiences, and more.

What are the Rules and Regulations for the Registration contest?

What is a Corporate Champion?

A corporate champion is an organization that has committed to fundraising $25,000 to Raptors for Research. This level includes our white glove concierge service, corporate engagement opportunities and elite incentives. Please contact sabine.climans@sinaihealthfoundation.ca for more information on how to become a corporate champion.  

My organization doesn’t have enough basketball players to make a team. What should I do? 

You don’t have to be a basketball player to participate! Raptors for Research is a fun-filled day that will boost employee engagement and raise money for the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI). The 3x3 tournament will be organized into skill levels, and teams will play against teams with a similar level of basketball experience. 

Do I need to have basketball experience? 

No basketball experience required! The tournament will be divided by skill level (beginner, intermediate, expert) and teams will play against the appropriate opponents. 

Which teams will play in the Finals?

The finals will be played on the Raptors practice court at the OVO Athletic Centre on March 7th, 2023. The top two fundraising teams will face-off against each other, and the top two performing teams will compete against eachother.