2017: The inaugural year
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies partnered with Recreation and Leisure Studies alumnus, Mano Watsa, and his organization PGC Basketball, to provide context to the case study. Students then presented their solutions to a panel of judges, including Mano and the Director of Player Development Tyler Coston, who ultimately selected the winning team.
The 2017 event welcomed students from the University of Waterloo's Recreation and Sport Business program, Laurentian University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Windsor.
After two rounds of presentations, the judges panel narrowed the eight teams down to the final three: The University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Windsor.
The winners of the inaugural competition was the University of Windsor who went home $1000 richer.