It looks like the GTA still has major Raptors fever. Hundreds of fans turned out to Danny Green's meet and greet at Square One Shopping Centre’s Sport Chek in Mississauga on Thursday. Green met with fans and promoted his new “basketball skills camp”, which he will host across Canada this year, with the help of Sport Chek and Jumpstart.
Despite the huge turnout, only 100 lucky fans got to meet Green. The first 100 people in line outside of the Sport Chek on Wednesday afternoon received a wristband that granted them access to the player’s meet and greet. According to Twitter, over 100 people had already lined up as early as 8:00 AM on Wednesday, proving once again that the early birds really do get the worms.
Green had announced the event via his personal Instagram “Back in Toronto on Thursday! I’ll be hanging out at @sportchek Square One from 4:30 – 5:30. To secure your spot, grab your wristbands tomorrow at 4:00 pm at the store in advance. Wristbands limited to the first 100 people. @pumahoops.”
A snippet from the Raptors' shooting guard’s Instagram story showed just how big the turn out for the event really was, with a huge gathering of fans seen outside of the store waiting to meet him.
Even those who weren’t able to score a wristband were still permitted to watch from the sidelines, so that they could get a glimpse of the Raptors player.
Green also surprised the employees of Tangerine Bank’s head offices on Thursday. The player and Raptors announcer Matt Delvin brought the Larry O’Brien Trophy for a short field trip to make the day of a few lucky bank workers.
Judging by the looks on the employee’s faces, Green’s visit meant the world to them. We're sure many Raptors fans are jealous of the people who got to witness his special appearance.