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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they renamed their coaching facility the OVO Athletic Centre as fragment of a collaboration with rapper Drake, who owns the October’s Very Hang price.
Toronto posted a video regarding the factitious, highlighted by giving a key to the building to Drake:
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
We made it happen. Introducing the OVO Athletic Centre.
@welcomeOVO | #WeTheNorth https://t.co/8Z2Trv6evi
The Toronto-born star first signed on as a team ambassador in 2013 and expanded the partnership in January 2018 with the introduction of OVO-impressed jerseys.
Raptors president Masai Ujiri referred to as Drake the “King of Toronto” for the length of final year’s announcement.
“Over the past four years, the Raptors’ relationship with Drake has at all times finally been about celebrating this city and the folk that originate it strange. We now beget something very special going down in Toronto and Drake is a giant fragment of that. We’re taking a see ahead to this likelihood to proceed working collectively to encourage and toughen younger folks, to showcase this obedient city spherical the sector and to grow the game of basketball.”
Drake added: “So for us, my largest factor that I’m most pleased with on this partnership is the million greenbacks that we’re gonna be giving to the town to re-enact these courts and with quite of luck invent an fabulous ambiance for anyone in that community to attain out and both play casual basketball or, , potentially breed the subsequent generation of Canadian basketball superstars.”
The Raptors are additionally enjoying a web season on the court with a Forty eight-20 fable that ranks second within the Japanese Convention.