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Complex Canada | Fred VanVleet Aids Toronto’s At-Risk Communities in New Initiative

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Fred VanVleet Aids Toronto’s At-Risk Communities in New Initiative As we recently learned from the Toronto Raptors’ Media Day, Fred VanVleet is ready to be the team’s default new leader on the court. And it turns out he’s just as poised to be a leader off the court. The Raptors point guard has linked up with Penny Appeal Canada to launch “Heart of the City,” a new initiative aimed at aiding at-risk communities in Toronto, with multiple projects planned for the year. The first, which took place last week, saw VanVleet hook up 1,000 students across the Greater Toronto Area with some flashy backpacks.  “Toronto has become my second home,”...

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CEBL Life Podcast | Casey Bannerman NBA Artist

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Casey Bannerman NBA Artist The energy in the 6 is back. Working with Fred VanVleet in the community to designing legendary artwork that is influenced by the culture of basketball. Whether it be the famous Kyle Lowry retro jersey with the championship trophy to custom sweats that best represent the city. Casey is engrained in the culture of Toronto and works with numerous athletes. We hear about his passion for art and how he turned it into a career. Personal struggles with addiction and mental health forced him to reset and follow what he loved - drawing basketball.   Original...

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Raptors Republic | Casey Bannerman, Toronto Artist – Pardon the Corruption

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Casey Bannerman, Toronto Artist – Pardon the Corruption Host Zarar Siddiqi is joined by Toronto artist, Casey Bannerman (@caseybannerman). We discuss: Casey’s origin story, the role of Fred VanVleet and player collaborations How commissions go from concept to cash, and the digital art landscape NFTs, art and the environment The situational one-off tank pivot Drafts in the 1980s and whether they’re still run like that The NBA’s move away from positions The harsh criticism Pascal Siakam receives from fan And a lot more!   Original Article: https://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2021/04/23/casey-bannerman-toronto-artist-pardon-the-corruption/

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Right To Play | In Conversation: The Intersection of Sport x Art

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Right To Play in Conversation: The Intersection of Sport x Art #RTPPlayItForward Celebrity Hosts, Kayla Alexander (WNBA – Minnesota Lynx, and Team Canada Olympic Basketball Team 2020, Illustrator, author) and Casey Bannerman (Designer/Illustrator, Art of The North Selected Designer) are joined by TSN’s Kayla Grey to chat about two important forms of play – Sports & Art. Discover why Right To Play matters to these inspirational artists, and what role Sports and Art played in both shaping their lives and future goals.   Original Article: https://p2p.onecause.com/2021-playitforward/personal-challenge/early-bird-superherochallenge

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The Stringer Podcast | On The Phone: Casey Bannerman

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On The Phone: Casey Bannerman Casey Bannerman (caseybannerman.com) is on the phone to chat with Clay about creativity during COVID. We're all feeling the press, the question is how are we finding ways to release it? Casey is one of Toronto's preeminent sports designers having worked around the NBA with several players and teams, but has always kept a soft spot for the hometown Raptors team. The two discuss left over feelings following the Raps second round playoff exit, the outpouring of love for Pascal Siakam, and all those COVID catch phrases like 'unprecedented times' that we're sick of hearing....

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