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About Richmond Hill Gators

Richmond Hill Gators is a Canadian basketball club affiliated to the Gators Basketball Association. The club is based in the Richmond Hill area.Richmond Hill Gators was originally established in the 2017.. The club currently consists of two junior boy’s teams and one senior team. They created their own AAU summer league have participated in the past year in the Jane and Finch Invitational (Toronto), the Windy City Summer Exposure Classic(Chicago), the NY2LA Summer Jam(Milwaukee)and the Last One Standing(Markham)The club is Richmond Hill’s only Basketball team.

About Mike Jollymore |  Richmond Hill Director  | 647-469-1707


Being raised in Halifax Nova Scotia, left me with a desire to give back to the place I call home though I left at an early age. I left the Nova Scotia at the age of 20 to look for work, where I immediately had a culture shock. At this point, I can say I felt so out of place until basketball season started and that’s when I began to thrive.  My family and I reside in the Stouffville, ON and I currently work as a service technician for Assa-Abloy Entrance System. Though it’s not bad, it will never be as fulfilling as presenting opportunities for kids back home that I never had myself. I have been away from Halifax for 17 years and have been searching for a way to give back to the community. The Gators Basketball Association presented that opportunity I have been with them for the past 8 years.


This organization allows me to do two things that I love, teaching basketball while helping kids get ready for the real world.

 

 I am grateful for this opportunity to help kids have a smooth and positive transition into life beyond the Toronto area.