Book club pays DeMar DeRozan a visit

Students from Ledbury Park, Rawlinson schools watch Raptors game

Students from Ledbury Park Elementary School and Rawlinson Community School were given a special treat on March 2 when they attended the Toronto Raptors-Golden State Warriors game.

Members of the DeMar DeRozan Slam Dunk Book Club met their group’s namesake courtside after a 104-98 Raptors win.

The enamored students gave the 6-foot-7 small forward a round of applause — he scored 32 points in his team’s victory — and asked questions about his path to stardom.

The grassroots program, started by former Toronto District School Board trustee Patrick Rutledge, encourages boys to read, while earning a chance to play basketball.

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By: Brian Baker
Posted: Mar 4 2014 4:22 pm
Filed in: Sports
Edition: Toronto