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Andre De Grasse Teams Up With Paystone To Shoot Hoops For A Good Cause

Hundreds of aspiring basketball players ranging from ages nine to fourteen came out to Markham’s Pan Am Center to participate in a basketball tournament sponsored by three-time Olympic medalist and Canadian track star, Andre De Grasse.

The Andre De Grasse Holiday Classic is an event which gives kids passionate about the sport an opportunity to show off their skills, gain exposure, and, of course, have fun.

“This is a great opportunity to give back,” De Grasse said in an interview with On Point Basketball. “Growing up me and my friends didn’t really have a chance to have something like this, so it’s cool that they get the opportunity to do that and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Giving back is something De Grasse is passionate about which is why he launched his own public charitable foundation in 2018. The Andre De Grasse Family Foundation is committed to empowering and inspiring youth through sport and education by providing mentorship and resources to kids across Canada. Using Paystone’s fundraising platform at events such as the Andre De Grasse Holiday Classic, the charity has been able to raise funds for its support programs and scholarships.

“Paystone has been able to help me show people what they’re donating towards and what the story is all about,” says De Grasse who also acknowledges that one of the main reasons he uses Paystone is the benefits of their cashless Givepoint Kiosk which allow supporters to donate by simply tapping their debit or credit card. “A Lot of people don’t carry cash, but with the kiosk, you donate there and then — one quick tap and it’s simple and easy” observes De Grasse, “for all my events in the future, I’m able to use Givepoint.”



Katya Heckendorn

Katya Heckendorn

Katya Heckendorn is a content marketing strategist specializing in the fundraising space. She likes all things peanut butter and thinks dogs are pretty cool.