Shelby Weaver'07 brings Raptors celebration home
Updated: Dec 13, 2019
Alumni and alumni parents attending the Larry O'Brien Trophy viewing at Grammar.
Touched by Halifax’s support for the Toronto Raptors - Shelby Weaver’07, Manager of Player Development for the Toronto Raptors brought the celebrations back to her hometown.
“Anybody that knows anything about Halifax knows that it’s a basketball city,” says
Shelby. “It’s been a basketball city for a long time, so just to see everyone rallying together is so cool.”
Over two hundred Grammar community members gathered on September 1, 2019, in Grammar’s newly built FIBA-sized gymnasium to see Shelby as she brought the Larry O’Brien NBA Champion Trophy to the very place that ignited her passion for basketball. “I hope by bringing it back here, it’ll be an inspiration for people who want to work in sports and wonder what their options are when they don’t have an NHL or NBA team in their city.”
Since her days at Grammar, Shelby’s love for basketball has never wavered. During the 2007 season, Shelby helped the Grammar team to capture the school’s first-ever provincial girls’ basketball title. Her passion for the game continued throughout her time at St. Francis Xavier University’s as she pursued a degree in finance.
After graduating from St. Francis Xavier University, she headed to Toronto in search of a career in the sports field. This search led to a position with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, where Shelby now works behind the scenes with the Raptors to ensure the players can be their absolute best on the court. For Shelby, this position is one that not only focuses on helping the Raptors become better players but also better humans.