Request to host 2017 & 2018 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships

Ontario Basketball is seeking hosts for the 2017 & 2018 Ontario Cup Provincial Championship tournaments. This is an opportunity for interested member clubs or municipalities to involve their community in one of the largest basketball events in North America.

Host Bid Package (PDF)

Consider this:

  • The 2016 Ontario Cup tournament showcased about 1,125 teams.
  • More than 18,000 athletes and coaches participated.
  • More than 500 basketball officials and site volunteers are involved each weekend.
  • Tournaments take place over eight weekends from March until May.
  • Participants and their families visit the host city for a minimum of two days each weekend.
  • Recent studies suggest the economic impact of Ontario Cup is more than $23 million.

Ontario Basketball will select hosts based on the quality of responses to the bid package so please make sure all information and budgets are as detailed and accurate as possible. This package includes guidelines that can be used to put together your organization’s application to host one or more of the 2017 & 2018 Ontario Cup Provincial Championship tournaments. It is important that as much information as possible be provided to enable Ontario Basketball to make a proper analysis of your proposal. A complete application is necessary regardless if your organization has hosted in the past.

A letter of intent to submit is required no later than noon on Friday, June 24, 2016 and all applications to host must be submitted electronically no later than noon on Friday, July 8, 2016. Following a review of all submissions, qualified applicants will be contacted prior to a public announcement.