Made up of students from the outreach network, students work to form a cohesive unit who play in the Greater Montreal Athletic Association from late fall into the winter months. With great coaches, Colin Throness, Paul Berry, John Cummins, Geoff Saunders along with John Devlin, this year’s edition made it to the playoffs and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Check out our “win from within” Gatorade video as it gives a great overview of what the Alternative United Pit Bulls are all about.
In 2013, four outreach network teachers, Paul Berry, John Commins, John Devlin and Colin Throness, approached the GMAA about bringing the alternative schools together to form a basketball team. It was an instant success, both on and off the court, and the following year Gatorade approached the coaches about making a video as part of their “Win From Within” series.
Since then Alternative United has continued to grow. In 2015, the team launched a crowdfunding campaign that raised over $3000. They used the money to launch a website http://www.alternativeunited.ca/ and a yearly creative writing contest that’s open to all outreach students.
You can check out last year’s fiction publication online or if you would like to order a copy of the book, as well as Alternative United jerseys, t-shirts and hoodies, contact Alternative Unite via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the icon below to download the game schedule for this year.
Game Schedule - Team A
Game Schedule - Team B