Supporting the Ravens Women’s Basketball Program

Supporting the Ravens Women’s Basketball Program

The Rundown

The Ravens Womens Basketball is pursuing excellence – at a competitive and personal level.

Head Coach Taffe Charles has instilled a culture of dedication, determination and hard work that has put our Ravens on track to becoming one of Canada’s elite programs.

Our team aims to give student athletes the route to opportunity – as basketball players and as students.

As basketball players, your gift gives our athletes the chance to develop high-level skills so the pursuit of a professional career in basketball is within their reach.

As students, your gift helps each team member develop the confidence and discipline necessary for success in academics, and eventually in their chosen fields.

The Background

The core principle of the program—the teaching philosophy of Coach Taffe Charles and his staff—is to give our team and individual players opportunities to measure themselves against the very best. On the court and in the classroom, our coaches aim to ensure that each student-athlete is being tested and is equipped to deliver at the highest personal level. This philosophy helps deliver success year over year— and also attracts top new student athletes who are inspired to aim higher in their athletic and academic pursuits.

The Rollout

With your support, the lady Ravens will have the opportunity to measure themselves against the very best. Support at any level will help the Ravens excel and compete against top-level universities.

The Benefits

The coaching staff will use donations to invest in several priority initiatives, which will ensure Carleton’s basketball program can continue to attract and retain the top players, assist each student-athlete in realizing her very best, and keep the team among the top competitive basketball opportunities in Canada.

Priority areas include:

  • New shooting machine
  • International travel & training camps that will allow graduating players a chance to be professionally scouted
  • Per diem top up on road trips
  • Training Table
  • Paying for tutors

By supporting our team, you are also giving our players a chance to pay your good will forward. The Ravens Womens Basketball team hopes to give back to the community we are part of by hosting free basketball clinics for various youth groups across Ottawa.


Joan McKenna

Basketball is a great game. Long live the Ravens!

Christiane Fox

Leighann Neilson

Ed Ireland

Good luck to the Ravens this season.

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