The University of Ottawa’s Gee-Gee’s basketball team has no shortage of legitimate ballers. After winning this year’s Wilson Cup over the rival Carleton Ravens, the men’s team has become a force to be reckoned with.
As with any high-performing team, the equipment they practice and compete with on a daily basis is subject to a lot of wear and tear. Where we see the same equipment last much longer with primary-aged student athletes, the same is not true for college competition athletes playing at such a high level.
Following their amazing season, the University of Ottawa reached out to us about some concerns they had regarding their basketball units. It was brought to their attention that with all of the use over the course of the season, some of the framing appeared to be bent. Growing concerned about a pending safety issue, the school immediately had the unit inspected.
The results of the inspection revealed that the framing was beyond repair and the system was instantly deemed unsafe for use. With the unit being condemned, the school opted to replace the system all together and having worked together multiple times in the past, reached out to our team for the solution.
The replacement system was chosen, complete with a state-of-the-art glass backboard and a new rim. With other upgrades happening at Montpetit Hall - where the gymnasium and other athletic facilities are located - our team had to work under a tight schedule. With some vital work being performed on the flooring inside the gymnasium, our team had to work in tandem with their schedule and ensure both timely delivery and installation.
It’s safe to say that our team delivered. The new system is ready to roll for 2023 and beyond.