About the Team
Team 700 is British Columbia’s first competitive Indigenous youth boxing team which began as a shared vision between Ivy and the Nanaimo Indigenous Youth Advisory Council. Ivy asked the youth on the council to give some thoughtful reflection on what name to choose - they decided on Team 700.
700 is the approximate number of youth who age out of government care each year in BC (although the number is now closer to 1000). The youth on council all had shared lived experience in government care so the name carried great meaning collectively. In the spirit of how we received our name Team 700 gives priority spots to Indigenous youth who have lived government care experience.
Team 700 is a family. It is a space in which Indigenous youth can attain tools that they need to successfully navigate life. It is a safe space, an outlet, and above all it is a space where Indigenous youth can aspire to greatness, inside and outside of the ring, while exemplifying Indigenous excellence.
If you would like to support the team or have any general inquires please contact Red Girl Rising
Ivy Richardson • Head Coach
The Victor Hanuse Sport Grant
100% of proceeds from our store go to Team 700 and the Victor Hanuse Sport Grant
# of Indigenous youth in BC who age out of government care every year
Every $1000 donated will become two separate $500 grants made available.
Average annual cost for a youth to play hockey in Canada
Earlier this year, our community experienced the tragic and un-expected passing of Victor Hanuse.
In his memory we have created the Victor Hanuse Sport Grant to support persons in or out of government care.
Sport and fitness opportunities should be accessible to everybody, and this grant will support those who need it.
In honour of Victor Hanuse: January 16, 2001 – April 22, 2021