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July 7, 2003
Media Advisory: Toronto Raptor Vince Carter Says "I Love T.O." With Gift to City
Vince Carter, Toronto Raptor
Mel Lastman, Mayor of Toronto
Julian Fantino, Toronto Chief of Police
Ralph Lean, Chairman, Vince Carter's Embassy of Hope
Hundreds of youth and families from the community

Vince Carter will unveil a major Embassy of Hope Foundation initiative - a new,
pro-sized basketball court, a gift to the community from the NBA star.

Carter will officially open the court by sinking the first basket.

Funded by Carter's Embassy of Hope Foundation, this court is among the finest
outdoor basketball facilities in Toronto, valued at more than $130,000. It is
the first project of its kind in Toronto by the Foundation. It opens in a
community that has an enormous population of youth and will provide a premium
facility for their use.

Vince Carter's appearance is part of a community celebration taking place the
same day, which includes a bar-b-q lunch and a basketball tournament, named
after Vince Carter.

Wednesday, July 9 - 2 p.m.

Dixon Park - on the North side of Dixon Road between Kipling and Islington
Avenues in Etobicoke. (From highway 427 take Dixon Road east, past Kipling.
From highway 401, take Islington Avenue south, go west at Dixon Road. From the
QEW take Islington Avenue north, go west at Dixon Road.)

Tara McCarthy, Media Relations for Vince Carter, 416-200-5922
Louise Grey, Toronto Police, 416-808-7087
John Macintyre, City of Toronto, 416-394-4451



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