For Immediate Release

April 27, 2017

Statement: Mississauga’s Own Raptors 905 Win the D-League Championship

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I would like to congratulate the players, coaches, staff, and the entire Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment organization on the Raptors 905 NBA D-League championship win tonight at the Hershey Centre.

“Mississauga was thrilled to officially welcome Canada’s first NBA development League team – the Raptors 905 – to our city in 2015. Now in their second season, the organization and team have shown incredible development and growth leading up to this historic championship win.

“In the last two years, the Raptors 905 team has quickly won over the support of basketball fans across the GTA and we have all enjoyed the journey leading up to this moment. The hard work, commitment, discipline and respect that goes into being a renowned athlete, are important skillsets that apply in all aspects of life.

“I would like to once again congratulate the Raptors 905, coach Jerry Stackhouse and the entire Maple Leaf and Sports Entertainment organization on tonight’s historic win. We all look forward to welcoming the team back to the Hershey Centre next season.”