Following the screening of Life Without Basketball, join us for a free, two hour basketball workshop facilitated by star and basketball sensation, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir!
No experience required. This event is for youth ages 13-18. Space is limited and must pre-register to attend.
Participants must sign a waiver if attending the workshop. If under the age of 16, you will need to have a guardian sign for you.
You’re expected to:
Bring athletic gear including shirts, pants/shorts and indoor running/ball shoes
Bring a lock for the change room
Bring a water bottle
Have a positive, respectful attitude and come ready to learn and play basketball!
Childcare is not available for this workshop.
Hosted by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a Muslim- American basketball player from Springfield, Massachusetts. When the International Basketball Federation prohibited headgear wider than five inches on the court, Bilqis’ goal to play professionally ended, as she chose faith over basketball. She started working with other advocates to overturn the ban, which was then lifted in 2017. Abdul-Qaadir currently works at the London Islamic School in London, Ontario, where she and her husband run a basketball program and host youth camps.