The Toronto Raptors and their fans will honour the men and women of the Canadian Forces during their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 26 at Air Canada Centre. This is the sixth consecutive year the Raptors have dedicated a game to show their appreciation to the men, women and families of Canadian Forces.
To display their pride and support, the entire team, the Foot Locker Dance Pak and The Raptor mascot will respectively wear camouflage-style uniforms during the game. The Raptors unveiled the jersey in 2011 as the first NBA franchise to honour a military organization in such a way.
Through ticket donations from Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and Raptors Season Seat Holders, Saturday’s game will host more than 500 Canadian Forces members and their families, specifically honouring military personnel and families from Toronto, Trenton and Camp Borden bases.
The game also features a special introduction of five Canadian Forces members with the starting line-up, distribution of camouflaged-inspired giveaways to fans, a photo booth, a unique half-time performance by the Canadian Forces marching band and recognition for special representatives of the Army, Navy and Air Forces.
All Forces members will be invited down to the court for a photo opportunity with the Raptors, Foot Locker Dance Pak and The Raptor mascot at the conclusion of the game.
The Raptors camouflage-style jerseys and all other camouflaged-inspired apparel are available exclusively at Real Sports Apparel with a percentage of proceeds going towards Canadian Military Family Fund, 40% on Saturday and 20% regularly.