Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Lloydminster host their first Friendship Basketball Tournament

Source: meridiansource.ca

Players from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Lloydminster basketball team get warmed up last Friday night as they hosted a game with the Thunderchild First Nation. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

Players from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Lloydminster basketball team get warmed up last Friday night as they hosted a game with the Thunderchild First Nation. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

It wasn’t as much about winning or losing as it was building bridges.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Lloydminster hosted their first Friendship Basketball Tournament at E.S. Laird Middle School last Friday night as they played host to the squad from Thunderchild First Nation.

The invitation for a friendly game of basketball was also sent out to cities like Edmonton and Saskatoon, and those games will be played at a later date.

“We over at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Lloydminster have started this basketball tournament, and this is the first game of our tournament,” said Mansoor Azeem, Imam, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at.

“We are having this game with the Thunderchild First Nation and they were very generous that they have come this far to play a game with us, and we’re very thankful of them for accepting our offer.”

Azeem explained Friday’s event was more than just basketball and how the big picture was all about growing community.

“We have been going to ….continue reading at meridiansource.ca

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