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#TeamCarroll Update – #NBACommunityAssist Award

April 26th, 2017



#TeamCarroll, let’s take home the #NBACommunityAssist Award! If you have supported a DeMarre Carroll/The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) Community Initiative, whether it may be the DeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp or CFF Gala, let’s share it on social! Every social message can count as a vote!

To vote, please see below on the various ways you can support! Voting ends May 5th at 11:59 EST so let’s spread the message and keep voting daily!


– Tweet a comment using #NBACommunityAssist and #PlayerFirstNameLastName (#DeMarreCarroll)

– Retweets will count as votes



– Post a photo using #NBACommunityAssist and #PlayerFirstNameLastName (#DeMarreCarroll) in the photo description

– Only unique posts will be included in the vote; commenting on a post using both hashtags does not qualify as a vote



– Respond/comment on a post from an NBA account (League, NBA Cares, Team) using #NBACommunityAssist & #PlayerFirstNameLastName (#DeMarreCarroll)

AboutDeMarre Carroll with Toronto Mayor John Tory
Photo Credit: Matt Leon, LMS
DCNLCampDeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Photo Credit: Matt Leon, LMS
Schedule-1The Carroll Family Foundation – We Believe Gala
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2DeMarre Carroll receiving a Community Award from Toronto Councillor Norm Kelly
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4DeMarre Carroll Christmas Bowling Event
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3DeMarre Carroll receiving a Community Award from Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie
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20161207_165507DeMarre Carroll with TRUST 15
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Blog-DCDeMarre Carroll with “The Dog Pound” supporting The Carroll Family Foundation
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#TeamCarroll Update – October and November

December 18th, 2016

What’s up #TeamCarroll!? Are you ready for the holidays? Make sure your last minute shopping includes a visit to DeMarre’s official store at!

It’s time for a recap of what DC5 and the foundation have been doing the past two months!



The NBA Canada Series was a great trip for DeMarre as he got to visit Vancouver and Calgary. Rogers Arena in Vancouver and Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary were rocking when the Raptors were in town!

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Let’s Go Blue Jays!

DeMarre is loving his time in Toronto. It’s evident with his community and fan engagement since he arrived two seasons ago. However, what isn’t really known is that he is a big supporter of the Toronto teams as well! The Toronto Blue Jays made another good run this year and DeMarre was definitely showing his support!

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Regent Park

Thanksgiving comes earlier in Canada but DeMarre and the Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) was in full spirit on Oct 9th serving food and chatting it up at Regent Park to families in need.

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Canadian Thanksgiving

We think it’s safe to say that DeMarre was probably one of the best dress people for Canadian Thanksgiving – He is in fact, #SrSwagDaddy!

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Toronto Shines Green

It was a special moment for DeMarre and the Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) when Mayor John Tory, Councillor Norm Kelly, and the City of Toronto help shine the city green for Liver Awareness Month. The iconic TORONTO sign at Nathan Phillips Square and CN Tower was proudly shining green on Oct 25th.

After the press conference, Mayor Tory took DeMarre and wife for a special City Hall and Office Tour. DeMarre would like to thank Mayor John Tory, Councillor Norm Kelly, City of Toronto, and all the brave fans that came out on a cold day to support DeMarre and CFF!

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JYD2.0 Dog Pound

Opening night for the Raptors also marked the inaugural launch of the JYD2.0 Dog Pound! Special guest were invited by the Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) to enjoy the game and meet DeMarre after the game. It was a great night of laughs, entertainment, and most important, spreading the liver awareness to the public!

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I know we already touched on it, but you are the #BestFansInTheNBA! DeMarre was so pleased to receive this art work from KoorArt that he wanted us to ensure we post it again! Great work!


Ticket Giveaways

The NBA season kicked off in November which also marked the return of a fan favorite activity, DeMarre Carroll Ticket Giveaways! DC appreciates every single fan and he would not be in this position without them, so on behalf of him, we want to say THANK YOU! It’s the reason you will see DeMarre (and us) keep using and referencing, #BestFansInTheNBA!



On Nov 7th, the MLSE Foundation and Toronto Raptors hosted their #RapsCitySocial at Real Sports Bar across from the Air Canada Centre. Net proceeds from the night’s fundraising was dedicated to assisting the MLSE Launch Pad project.

This project is a 42,000 sq ft “youth focused Sport For Development facility” (Source: that has sport courts, classrooms, kitchens, work spaces, and climbing wall that all designed to help improve lives of at-risk youth.

During the night, DeMarre was taking control of the bar area. Fans had a great time interacting with the swaggest bartender in Toronto!

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HiSO x DeMarre Carroll

DeMarre Carroll joined forces with luxury coat company, HiSO. This Canadian company has roots dating back 40 years and is also known as HIDESOCIETY. One thing that stood out to DeMarre was the attention to detail that the company puts into each product plus how they make winter coats fashionable! That’s a huge key for #SrSwagDaddy!

DeMarre would like to thank HiSO for his fresh looking jacket. He’ll be sure to keep warm and keep fresh all winter!

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Keep checking back here and on DeMarre’s social media as we got a lot of exciting projects coming up!

#TeamCarroll Update – CFF x Back To School Drive

September 13th, 2016

#TeamCarroll Update – CFF x Back To School Drive

With summer winding down, parents across the country were getting their children prepared for school. One of the more popular items on the parent’s check list would be school supplies. Children need certain school equipment in order to conduct their activities at school and at home successfully.

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“TOGETHER WE BELIEVE WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE in hundreds of children’s lives for “Back to School Drive” with The Carroll Family Foundation”

– DeMarre Carroll, Advocate for The Carroll Family Foundation

The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) understands that for some families this could be a challenge for their household due to financial constraints. CFF identified this need and decided to host a fundraiser/event called the “Back To School Drive” where donations of only $25 can help fill an entire backpack of essential school supplies for children in need.

Each backpack had the following items:

  • Activity books
  • Markers
  • Compass sets
  • Crayons
  • Lunch bag
  • Pencil Case
  • Pens
  • Binder
  • Calculator
  • Pencils

Ways of Contributing

There were a few ways of getting involved with this special event. Individuals and organizations could assist through cash donation (with each $25 contributing to one backpack) and also sponsoring supplies for the backpacks.

The Event

CFF President, Iesha Carroll, and CFF Staff gathered at the CRC Community Centre with Firaaz from the Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto (MWCT), MWCT Volunteers, and Toronto Police Officers to help assemble the backpacks.

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Hundreds of children from Regent Park, St. Jamestown, Nelson Mandela Park & Lord Dufferin Public schools received backpacks filled with school supplies during that day.

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As DeMarre Carroll preaches every day, #HARDWORK, is the key to success! Therefore, on behalf of CFF – we like to wish every student a successful school year!

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#TeamCarroll Update – CFF and #DCNLCamp

July 30th, 2016

Tons of updates for #TeamCarroll as DeMarre Carroll was busy hosting a couple of foundation events and the launch of the “DeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camps” in the USA and Canada!

Wednesday July 20 – “Shop For A Cause”

The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) partnered with Jimmy Choo (at Yorkdale Mall) for the “Shop For A Cause” event. The event was focused on raising awareness and funds for pediatric liver disease.

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Guest had the ultimate shopping experience as shoppers were given complimentary food, drinks, and live entertainment as they browsed and shopped for Jimmy Choo’s Pre-Fall 2016 Collection. Proceeds from the sale that evening went towards CFF!

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Thursday July 21 – “Evening To Believe”

Toronto’s finest gathered together in the beautiful Yorkville area of downtown Toronto for a special night with DeMarre Carroll.

AudiAudi Canada – The official shuttle vehicle for “Evening To Believe”
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The “Evening To Believe” event hosted by DeMarre Carroll and the Carroll Family Foundation allowed guest to have the unique opportunity to get to know DeMarre on a personal level, learn about liver disease, the foundation, and how they can help make a difference in an intimate and interactive setting.

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The evening consisted of delicious hors d’oeuves, live music by the Toronto Jazz Collective, silent auction, raffles, and special guest appearances. The silent auction table had tons of great items such as TaylorMade Clubs, Flight Tickets, Signed Toronto Raptor jerseys, Weekend with an R8 from AUDI Canada, and many more!

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The evening was hosted by a familiar voice to the GTA, Mark Strong, of the Toronto Raptors. Mark kicked off the night by introducing DeMarre Carroll where DC welcomed the guest and expressed his appreciation for the support of his foundation.

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As the night progressed, there were a few special activities. Guest got a chance to enjoy a Q&A session with DeMarre Carroll, a few individuals came to guest speak such as Talha Ahmed who spoke about how liver disease has affected his life and Manny Brar (Partner at Entripy) who expressed his company’s excitement in supporting CFF.

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MTMark Strong & Talha Ahmed
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Last but not least, there was also a special presentation by Councilor Norm Kelly. The well-known city councilor presented DeMarre with a special community award on behalf of the City of Toronto to show their appreciation of the work that DeMarre and the foundation has done for Toronto!

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In between all the special events of the evening, guest continued to enjoy tasty food and delicious chocolate from The Golden Apple while mingling and putting in their bid for their favorite silent auction items!


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As the night went on, the “Evening To Believe” guest saw some familiar faces showed up in the crowd. City of Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie, NHL All-Star PK Subban, and Toronto’s very own, Cory Joseph, made a special appearance! Needless to say, their arrival was met with great reception from all the guest!

PKNHL Nashville Predator P. K. Subban
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Cory even jumped into the night’s festivities during the raffle draw by calling out the winning tickets for DeMarre and Mark Strong. The raffle prizes ranged from gift cards, t-shirts from the new exclusive casual line by DeMarre Carroll called “5Styles” (Click Here To Purchase), and Roger Cup Tickets!

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The event was a great success and it was all thanks to the guest, sponsors, and donors! All our guest left with a gift bag courtesy of Entripy with a t-shirt from The Peace Collective and FacesMD for the coupons!

Together we had a lot of fun, enjoyed some great food and drinks, but more importantly, raised awareness and fundraised for the Carroll Family Foundation!

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July 18- 21 – “DeMarre Carroll Next Level Camp #DCNLCamp”

This past week, the “DeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp” kicked off in Missouri (Columbia, USA) and Mississauga (Ontario, Canada). This was a historical moment for the camp as it marked the first time the camp was hosted in Canada.

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Columbia, MO, USA
USA camp kicked off at Father Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, Missouri. Campers enjoyed the three day camp with daily lunch, instruction and interaction with DeMarre Carroll, and lasting memories!

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Mississauga, ON, Canada
July 18th marked a special day for the “DeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp” as it was the very first time DeMarre has ever hosted a camp in Canada.

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Our Canadian campers got to enjoy a week of training and development with the DeMarre Carroll Camp Staff. Each day, campers got to enjoy a healthy lunch prepared by Chef Pino Di Cerbo, water from Smarty Pants Water, and healthy snacks to fill their appetite.

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Campers also got to experience some off-court activities. Each day, a special guest speaker would come speak to the kids about various topics such as active and healthy living. Between the classroom sessions by the guest speaker and on-court activities, our campers had a great combination of learning and developing on and off the court. DeMarre Carroll showed up to the camp for the final two days of camp and ensured the campers put in that #HardWork!

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A couple of special guest made an appearance at the final day of camp – City of Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie, and Toronto Raptors Cory Joseph! Mayor Crombie came to speak to the campers briefly and also presented DeMarre with a community award on behalf of the city of Mississauga for his great work in the community.

6Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie the #DCNLCamp
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Cory and DeMarre later proceeded with some Q&A with the campers followed by a group shot to remember this great moment!

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7Cory Joseph with the #DCNLCamp
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As the day went on, DeMarre continued to have some fun with the campers playing some 1 on 1 and free throw games. The camp concluded with an autograph and photo session with the campers along with the DeMarre Carroll “Big Dog” Awards for some selective campers that excelled all week.


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On behalf of DeMarre Carroll and his Canadian and American Camp staff, they would like to thank the parents and campers that came to support the event and the Carroll Family Foundation.  We look forward to running the camps again next summer in Columbia and Mississauga, so stay tune!

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#TeamCarroll Update – 5tyles Launch

July 4th, 2016


The 5th of July officially marks the launch of 5tyles by DeMarre Carroll – 5tyles is the introductory fan apparel clothing line by DeMarre Carroll that was designed to harmonize style, casual wear, and comfort!

We’ve shown you the teasers… and now we’re excited to present to you the entire 5tyles fan apparel clothing line available at DeMarre Carroll’s exclusive online shop,

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All 5tyles clothing is made with super soft 100% ring spun cotton and with multiple fashionable varieties to choose from, #TeamCarroll fans in North America can show their support and rock their JYD2.0 and DC5 gear at any occasion.

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Fusing fashion into his everyday life is something DeMarre Carroll is very interested in. 5tyles is the first of many projects that DeMarre Carroll is planning on launching in the near future for #TeamCarroll fans!

“Fashion is a huge passion of mine and I am blessed to be able to launch 5tyles apparel for my fans. I hope all my #TeamCarroll fans enjoy this as much as I did designing it!”  – DC5

Make sure to keep checking back on the blog and for the latest product launches!

Team Carroll

#CFFWeBelieve Update

June 16th, 2016



The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) is in full swing this summer with a variety of events in the United States and Canada! If you’re looking to keep your kids active, the “DeMarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp” is a great option! Camps are located in the United States and for the first time, the camp will be hosted in Canada!


The camps will focus on basketball skills and development of life skills such as the concept of team work and understanding what it means to be active and healthy. For more information on the camps, please visit the “Camps” tab at the navigation bar.

There are also other fundraising events CFF will be hosting throughout the summer so keep checking back on social media @CFFWeBelieve for the latest updates and information!


To learn more about the foundation or make a donation, visit

#TeamCarroll Update: Open Letter From #JYD2Point0

May 30th, 2016

To My Fans:

It’s only been a couple of days since the end of our playoff season, but I can still hear the chants and cheers from game #6 in my head. I cannot express how much gratitude and appreciation I have for all this support for myself, the team, and the organization.

We, as players, felt the unity, support, and love from all of y’all from every point of this country and the globe. Whether you might be cheering at the Air Canada Centre, Jurassic Park, at the comfort of your home, or shooting me a note on social media – your positiveness all adds up and helped to guide us through history making moments.


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You, the fans, are the fuel that powers us every game – especially during this historic playoff run. No matter where we were, Miami, Indiana, or Cleveland, we knew that we did not need to look far to feel and see the #WeTheNorth support.

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The day I signed with the Toronto Raptor was one of the happiest and nervous days of my life. I was put in a situation to help a Franchise grow and be a key piece to meet the objective. I had opportunities to sign somewhere else for a bigger contract but that wasn’t the ideal situation. I had to make a decision between two franchises and I chose Toronto. The reason I chose Toronto was because they had a team that I felt could get to the next level. They also had loyal fans that support their team through ups and downs. I felt the city of Toronto had more to offer in so many ways.

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My first day as a Raptor, I was so happy and truthfully, I had some nervous feelings. It felt like going to a new school and not knowing anyone. It was a great learning experience for my family and I. The first couple of days were great and very positive. I started to feel like I belong on this team. We started the season and went on a 5-0 game winning streak. I felt I was playing at a level where I was getting more and more comfortable. The game against New Orleans Pelican, I remembered one play. I grabbed an offensive board and put it back. While I was in the air I was shoved and remembered landing awkwardly. My knee buckled and I felt instant pain. I shook it off, shot my free throw and didn’t think anything of it. The next morning I woke up to a swollen knee.

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We all thought it was just a little sprain. My pain tolerance is so high just because of what I’ve been through in my life. (Being shot, my liver condition, broken nose and pinky, etc.)  I kept playing knowing my knee was swollen and it didn’t seem to get any better. We played a couple weeks later and remember hitting my knee with a Clippers player going through a screen at end of first half. The same knee that was already swollen. This time the pain was sharp but more intense.  I realized at that point something is seriously wrong. I attempted to play through it but wasn’t playing at a level of satisfaction. I was only a shell of myself which affected me mentally. The medical staff eventually told me we need to go see the doctor. Hours later, I saw the doctor and immediately after seeing him he couldn’t believe I was playing on this knee. He identified surgery was needed the next day for faster recovery. This was one of my saddest days because of the fact I never had surgery of this nature during my playing career. I got the surgery and proceeded with rehab.

The team was playing good basketball while I was recovering. After months of recovering, my knee was still was very swollen. I thought to myself, do I rush back quick or do I need another surgery? The swelling was inhibiting my movement and I couldn’t bend my leg fully.

The medical staff with the Raptors, especially Alex, was great. They did everything they could for me and worked numerous hours a day to help me get better. I eventually had to fly over the country to see 5 doctors in a matter of 3 days. The deadline of me coming back was looking very unsure. I told myself if I didn’t get at least 3 games before playoffs I was not coming back. The knee was still not looking good leading up to those games. All the doctors gave me their feedback and I had to make a decision. The medical staff and management didn’t want me to risk it because everyone was thinking long term, all awhile, I was thinking of not letting a City who supported me from day one and a team who look at me as a leader down.

I knew playoffs was the biggest reason behind my signing. I had all these things running through my mind. I told myself …if I can walk, then I can play. Days leading to my deadline, I told everybody I will play. I didn’t care about the swelling or anything I wanted to play.  I played a couple games and I really didn’t have any rhythm or confidence. All I knew was, I was going to play as hard as I could for as long as I could. I knew my knee was not fully recovered but I was not going to let anybody down. We went into playoffs and I didn’t know what I was in store for. I didn’t know how many minutes I was going to play, if I was capable of playing at a playoff level or even if coach trusted me after missing so many games. All I knew was, I had to come out and try my hardest.

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First playoff game we lost, with me playing 18-20 min. I was so disappointed with myself and was questioning whether or not I made the right decision of coming back and playing even though I knew…. I’m not healthy. Eventually, I got text from my teammates who expressed….we need you to start. We don’t care how healthy you are. We want you to start because you are valuable to our team 100 percent or not. Those calls gave me the confidence and helped me mentally in so many ways. I got the start and we won next 2 games. We went on to win the series but I was hit with nagging injuries every game.

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I started to feel my body was not ready for post season. I iced and did rehab every day. I was the last person out of the training room every day. I would come back every night just to ice and rehab. My body was not holding up because of the intensity I play and for missing so much time. We eventually made it through 2 series of game 7s and went on to the Eastern Conference finals.

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The very first game, I get hit with another injury….the elbow on my shooting arm. We get blown out on the first game and I played poorly on the biggest stage. I question if I could play the remaining games of the series because of my elbow but I told myself I came too far to give up. My body was in physical distress but mentally I had to stay positive.

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We eventually lost the series against Cleveland and I played not to my liking. I understand the risk I put my body in but I felt the risk was worth the reward. I felt I owed this not only to my team but to the City and Country all I could give. I say this “I gave all I could give” because my body was not at its best but my HEART was at its best. If I had to do it all over, I would risk my body again for this City, Country, and for this team.


#TeamCarroll Update – May 14, 2016

May 15th, 2016
Recently, DeMarre Carroll had the privilege to partner with Air Canada and #NorthSidePride to run a contest to bring two lucky fans to Miami for Game #4! The contest called for fans to show online their “NorthSidePride” and @stephietaa was chosen to come to South Beach to cheer on the Raptors!
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Although the game was in Miami, there were tons of #WeTheNorth fans at American Airlines Arena. Here is Stephanie and Anthony in the sea of Raptor fans who are being interviewed by the media.
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Although the game result didn’t turn out in the Raptors favor, Stephanie and Anthony had a great time! DeMarre would like to thank his partners, #NorthSidePride and Air Canada, for making this contest happen!
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While in Miami, DeMarre also spent some time with his new friend, Julian. DeMarre got the pleasure of meeting him and his Dad, Ed, after the game. Julian is a big basketball fan and is from the “Make-A-Wish Foundation”. DeMarre, Julian, and Ed had a great time chatting it up. Before DeMarre left, he surprised Julian with an autographed game-worn Adidas shoe!
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A few weeks back we showed #JYD2Point0 fans a teaser image of one item from his new clothing line – ready for more?!
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DC Next Level Basketball Camp
Last but not least, check out the link below to see the USA and Canada camps that DeMarre will be hosting. Proceeds from the camp will support DeMarre’s foundation, the Carroll Family Foundation! For more information about DC’s camps, visit Stay tune for more updates! Till next time!

#NorthSidePride x Air Canada Contest

May 4th, 2016

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North Side Pride presented by Air Canada @aircanada

#JYD2point0 Fans!

I’m giving away a trip to Game 4 in Miami for 1 lucky fan + 1 guest via #NorthSidePride presented by @aircanada

To enter post a picture showing your North Side Pride and tag @demarrecarroll1 and @aircanada using hashtag #NorthSidePride and #JYD2point0


Prize For The Winner Includes:

–       2 roundtrip flights from Toronto to Miami (in/out of Fort Lauderdale) for (1) winner + (1) guest

–     Depart on Monday May 9 2016 and return on Tuesday May 10 2016

–          2 upper bowl conference game tickets to Game 4 in Miami

–          1 night hotel in Miami walking distance from arena

–          Return Ground transportation to take winner and guest from Fort Lauderdale to Miami


 Winner will be selected on Friday May 6 2016 at 9am EST and announced at 1pm EST






SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Contest is Air Canada . (“Sponsor”)



(a) The Contest is open only to residents of Toronto, Canada who are of age of legal majority in the province/territory/country  in which they reside at the time of entry. Winner and guest must possess a valid passport and be valid to travel to the United States.

(b) The following individuals and their household members (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter the Contest: the Judges (defined below) and employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, successors and assigns of the “Sponsor”.

(c) “Sponsor” shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to enter the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information

(d) Entrant must have a valid Instagram account. Profile privacy must be set to public to be a valid entry.



(a) The Contest period (the “Contest Period”) begins at 3:00PM Eastern Time (“ET”) onWednesday, May 4, 2016 and ends at 11:59PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

(b) Limit of one (1) entry per person on an Instagram account as per Entry Date, regardless of the method of entry

(c) There  is one (1) way to enter via Instagram. No other method of entry will be accepted.

To enter via Instagram, you must :

(1) have a valid, public Instagram account and be a follower of Air Canada (@AirCanada) and Demarre Carroll (@demarrecaroll1) account.

(2)  Contest entry post must include hashtag “#NorthSidePride” and “#JYD2point0” to be deemed eligible and tag the accounts “@Aircanada” and “@DeMarreCarroll1”

(d)  Only publicly viewable posts on Instagram that comply with the requirements set out herein will be considered valid entries. If you do not have an Instagram account, or download the free Instagram application and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Instagram account. If you do have an Instagram account, but your Instagram posts are “private”, make them publicly viewable by switching the “Posts are Private” mode to “Off” under “Edit your profile”.

(e) By entering this Contest, each entrant consents to the collection, use, and disclosure of his/her personal information for the purposes and in the manner described herein. All information submitted by entrants via email is being collected by Air Canada .

(f) All information submitted by entrants on Instagram is being collected by “Sponsor” . All information submitted by entrants on Instagram is also being collected by Instagram, as applicable, and is subject to any terms of use and/or privacy policies of such entity.



Prizes: There will be a total of  one (1) prizes awarded during the Contest Period. One (1) entrant will be selected as a potential prize winner.

Each prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred, assigned, or redeemed for cash.

Prize consists of:

  • Two (2) Roundtrip flights on Air Canada included for (1) winner and one (1) guest (collectively, the “Prize Participants”)  from Toronto to Miami. Departing Monday, May 9, 2016 and returning Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • Two (2) Upper Bowl Game Tickets to attend (1) specified 2016 “Game 4” on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, United States.
  • One (1) hotel room (standard double occupancy) in Miami, walking distance from the arena at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay.
  • Private ground transportation to take the winner and guest from Fort Lauderdale to Miami and back.

(a) Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuers.

(b) Each winner must travel together on the same itinerary as his/her guests and each winner and his/her guests are responsible for ensuring they have all necessary travel documents (e.g., valid government-issued identification). Air Canada is not responsible in the event any Prize Participant is refused boarding at any time by the airline or airport security.

(c) Any unused portion of the prize will be forfeited. Each Prize Participant must be of age of legal majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

(d) Each winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal taxes (including income and withholding taxes).

(e) Any and all additional costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including but not limited to travel and health insurance, transportation costs (including checked baggage fees, excess baggage fees, transportation to and from the Game), meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by the winners (and any guests) in claiming, accepting and/or using the prize are the sole responsibility of each individual winner.






  1. NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner selected in accordance with the previous section will be notified as follows:

(a) For entry submitted via Instagram, the potential winner will be notified via Direct Message or comment to the potential winner’s account by the “DeMarreCarroll1” Instagram account by9:00 AM EST on Friday, May 6, 2016. The potential winner will then be contacted by a team member to request for potential winner’s contact information and telephone number to determine if he/she is eligible in the sole discretion of the Sponsor representative.  Final and confirmed winner will be publicly announced by 1:00PM EST.

(b) In the event that any potential winner does not respond to such notification within three (3) hours, or declines a prize for any reason, he/she will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected, in a manner that is consistent with the judging process among all remaining eligible Entries received for the applicable Entry Period.


(a) To be declared a winner and claim the prize awarded, each potential winner must be eligible according to these Official Rules, sign a duly completed Liability and, except where prohibited by law, Publicity Release form, and any other documentation as may reasonably be required by Sponsor by the date specified on the applicable documentation.

(b) If all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time, or the potential winner otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules, a disqualification will result and the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected, in a manner that is consistent with the judging process, from among all remaining eligible Entries received for the applicable Entry Period. Refusal to accept such documents or return of such documents as non-deliverable or the potential winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be chosen, in a manner that is consistent with the judging process set in  these Official Rules, above, from among all remaining eligible Entries received for the applicable Entry Period. Each winner’s guests must also sign a duly completed Liability and, except where prohibited by law, Publicity Release form and return same to Sponsor by the date specified in order to participate in the prize.




#TeamCarroll Update: April 15

April 15th, 2016

The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) x Raptors 905

Raptor fans have a lot to be excited about this year. The team is growing in a positive direction, the All-Star game came to town, and they have an exciting NBA Development Team, Raptors 905, to grow their prospects and provide fans another option to watch some exciting Raptors basketball.


The Carroll Family Foundation purchased a group of tickets and invited the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Toronto (BGCGT) to the Raptors 905 final home game on April 4th. The kids got to enjoy the game and also be part of the game operations by participating in the “Fan High Five” Tunnel.

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The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) #WeBelieve Dinner

The Carroll Family Foundation held their #WeBelieve dinner in Atlanta on April 8th in conjunction with the Carlos Jockisch Foundation to fundraise for “Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis” (PSC). The event was filled with great food, wine, and raffle draws. CFF would like to thank everyone involved for making this event happen – especially the guests that came to support!

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#TeamCarroll x Adidas Uprising

If you have not heard yet, DeMarre Carroll has been sponsoring an AAU Team that plays in the Adidas Uprising circuit called, Team Carroll. What do you think of the jerseys?

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The AAU Adidas Uprising Team has been doing great lately! DeMarre would like to congratulate the following teams for their recent success! #HardWork

#TeamCarroll Grade 8 – Montgomery Champion (April 10)

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#TeamCarroll Grade 7 – Magic City Rumble Champion (April 12)

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JYD Returns!


It’s been a long time coming but #TeamCarroll & #WeTheNorth fans received great news on April 7th that #JYD2Point0 was returning to the lineup after missing 41 games! DeMarre returned to the hardwood and provided his usual boost of energy and #HardWork as stated by Coach Casey after the game:

He gave us energy […] He gave it to us defensively, he made a big shot […]”

– Coach Casey

DeMarre ended up the night by chipping in 5 points, 1 rebound, 4 steals, and 1 block shot in 13 minutes of play.

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DeMarre returned again to the court on April 10th against the Knicks on the road in the Big Apple. Again, the Junkyard Dog provided his trademark defensive presence and energy for Toronto. At the end of the night, DeMarre played 17 minutes and finished with 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 1 steal.


With the regular season over, we now countdown to the NBA playoffs! Catch DeMarre and the Raptors this Saturday for Game #1 against the Indiana Pacers! Tip-off is at 12:30 PM EST at the Air Canada Centre!