Sports in brief: UFV hoopsters to host Santa Clara

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team takes on Steve Nash’s alma mater in exhibition action tonight (Friday).

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team takes on Steve Nash’s alma mater in exhibition action tonight (Friday).

The Santa Clara Broncos, an NCAA Division 1 program which helped launch Victoria native Nash on to NBA superstardom, visit the Envision Athletic Centre for date with the Cascades.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m., and will be preceded by a tailgate party in parking lot 10 at 5 p.m. The event includes a barbecue, an opportunity to meet UFV student-athletes, and the chance to win prizes, including two Abbotsford Heat hockey jerseys.

CIS PRESEASON V-BALL AT YALE

Yale Secondary will host an exhibition game between two of the nation’s top university teams on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The defending Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champion Trinity Western Spartans take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a game that begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and cost $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

The match represents a homecoming for Trinity’s Brad Kufske and UBC’s Ian Perry, who were teammates on a Yale Lions team that finished fifth at AAA high school provincials in 2008. The TWU roster also features Mennonite Educational Institute products Ben Ball, John Wiebe, Steve Marshall and Tyler Koslowsky.

FREE REC PASS FOR GRADE 5 STUDENTS

Beginning this month, Abbotsford Grade 5 students are able to register for a free Grade 5 Get Active Pass.

The pass provides Grade 5 students with free admission to all drop-in skating and swimming programs between Sept. 6, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2012.

The program is a partnership between the City of Abbotsford, Healthy Abbotsford and the Abbotsford School District. Last year, 855 students took advantage of the pass, resulting in more than 6,300 rec centre visits.

To apply for the pass, students born in the year 2001 can come to either Abbotsford Recreation Centre or Matsqui Recreation Centre with their parent or guardian, proof of birthdate, and proof of residency in Abbotsford.

Any Abbotsford student who is in Grade 5 but was not born in 2001, or any student who attends school in Abbotsford but does not reside in the city, can bring a letter of support from their school to register.

FRIDAY NITE BASKETBALL STARTING UP

Registration for Athletes in Action’s Friday Nite Basketball program runs the next two Saturdays (Sept. 10 and 17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEI Elementary.

Friday Nite Basketball is a community league which seeks to help kids develop fundamental basketball skills, make friends, build character and have fun. The program, for boys and girls age 4-18, runs in gyms across Abbotsford from October to March.

For more information on player registration or volunteer coaching, call Irene at 604-853-1913.

NASH HOOPS LEAGUE SET FOR TIP-OFF

Steve Nash Youth Basketball tips off later this month at elementary and middle school gyms around Abbotsford.

The program, for boys and girls in grades 1-8, runs twice a week for 10 weeks. To register, visit juniorcascades.ca.

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