My name is Jesse Foster and I've been running the Elite Stars Basketball Organization in St. Thomas, Ontario for 10 years. In that time, we have grown from eight youth teams to almost 50 teams for youth and adults to meet the community demand. Throughout these years, I have rented gym space through the local school board, Arena, and the YMCA. Access has been limited as we have to share space with all the other organizations in the area (volleyball, soccer, wrestling, etc). There is a major demand for gym space, and when they are not available there are no other facility options.
St. Thomas needs a good facility where everybody from youth to elderly can play. Elite Stars is a year round business, and it has been successful, but the ability for everybody to play is limited to the gym space I have available to me. I plan to build this facility with two full basketball courts, convertible to two volleyball courts, six pickleball courts, a lacrosse court, an indoor soccer court, and two tennis courts. It will also include a fitness studio (yoga, fitness classes, personal training), a squash court, a small classroom for training, and a small pub/concession. I also have Talbot Trail Physiotherapy opening a clinic, considered St. Thomas’ top physiotherapy option, and will have regular access to a physiotherapist, a chiropractor, and a massage therapist. Further, I have the option of adding in office space for lease to anybody else interested.
All of this will allow access to house leagues for youth to elderly in basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, pickleball, lacrosse, soccer, squash, and tennis. Along with this, I will be running competitive basketball teams and will host tournaments which will boost income to local hotels, restaurants, and shopping.
I am looking for sponsors, donations, and investors. The projected cost of the building and property is $1.03 million. This is a great opportunity for all of you to get in at the start, and would be an extremely helpful start for Elite Stars! I have put together sponsor, donation, investment packages, along with floor plans of the building, all listed below.
My main goal has always been to keep costs low for the families to continue to return to my camps and leagues over and over throughout the years. As long as I can keep my costs low, I’ll keep everybody active.
If you are interested and would like to chat, please don’t hesitate to contact me; my information is below. I am really looking forward to making this dream a reality!