Steve Nash might be known for basketball, but his charity will be making plays on a local baseball field.
General Manager Holly Jones announced that the Victoria HarbourCats will be working with the Steve Nash Foundation as one of the team’s Official Community Partners and that Saturday, July 27 will be “Steve Nash Foundation Night” at Royal Athletic Park, when the HarbourCats taking on the Corvallis Knights.
“Steve Nash is the most prominent professional athlete to come out of Victoria and the HarbourCats are thrilled to have his support,” Jones says. We are excited to be able to work with Steve to give back to this amazing community.”
Started by Nash and his family in 2001, and given Canadian charitable status in 2007, the Steve Nash Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life.
HarbourCats fans will also be able to make contributions to the Foundation, which will go towards assisting underserved children in British Columbia and beyond. Those fans that “make an assist” and donate during the game will receive children’s Steve Nash Charity T-Shirts. The HarbourCats will also be giving away an autographed Steve Nash jersey at the game to a lucky fan.
“We’re excited that our hometown HarbourCats are supporting the work we’re doing with great health and education initiatives across BC, and here at home,” says Jenny Miller, the executive director of the Steve Nash Foundation. “We hope that this game will offer fans the opportunity to learn more about local efforts to increase access to those resources that grow health in kids, and get involved themselves in improving outcomes for children throughout Victoria.”
No word yet if Nash himself will be making an appearance.
For more information about the Steve Nash Foundation, please visit stevenash.org.