Tomorrow (Sunday, August 24th), we’re proud to be hosting the 2nd Annual Jim Green Memorial Basketball Tournament to benefit the Jim Green Fund.
The Charles Bar is taking over much of the courtyard, with 2 outdoor hoops and an extended patio; it’ll be a day to remember, and a great cause to boot.
Regardless of whether you’re playing or supporting, we look forward to having you come out and support the teams and a great cause. The 3-on-3 tourney starts at 10AM and goes until 6PM.
Last year we had hundred of friends, fans and spectators come through the Charles Bar and SFU courtyard to check the competition. It was one of the best days we saw all year.
Green, a former Vision Vancouver councilor and mayoral candidate, died of cancer on February 28th, 2012 and was a model Vancouverite. All proceeds from the tournament are donated to his charity.
About Jim Green:
“When news of Jim Green’s death broke early Tuesday morning, it brought together a wide set of friends and opponents, as they paid tribute to his work as a poverty advocate, housing developer, councilor, culture lover and ideas generator.” – The Globe and Mail on Tuesday, Feb. 28 2012
Jim Green was an amazing man who was everything from a longshoreman, taxicab driver, community activist, non-profit housing developing to municipal politician, university instructor and regular at The Charles Bar. Jim was also instrumental in allowing us to get The Charles Bar open. Helped us move the LP license.
In 2013, Kalisha Reid (GM at Colony Bar Kits) wanted to organize an event to pay respects to such a great man and thus this tournament was formed. Proceeds will go to the Jim Green to help keep his generosity alive.