IGNITE Real Talks features NBA player Serge Ibaka

IGNITE has been promoting the next Real Talks event taking place Saturday featuring NBA player and champion Serge Ibaka.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event to start at 8 p.m. in the A/B auditorium at Humber College Lakeshore Campus and is open to both Humber and University of Guelph-Humber students. Students are allowed one non-Humber or Guelph-Humber guest.

Seating will be limited resulting in a first come, first serve basis. Once seating is full, there will only be standing room available.

Students must present their Humber or Guelph-Humber student ID or class timetable and photo ID for admission. Each guest must present their own pre-purchased ticket and photo ID.

The event page says the Real Talks discussion will focus on Ibaka as well as discuss topics such as persistence, chasing opportunities and career growth.

Ibaka, 30, currently plays power forward for the Toronto Raptors. Ibaka won an NBA championship with the Raptors in 2019. Ibaka is also the first player from the African country of the Republic of Congo to play in the NBA.

Ibaka has a popular Youtube channel which features the well known food series How Hungry Are You? and his fashion-focused series AVEC CLASSE.

Ibaka is also the founder of the Serge Ibaka Foundation, a non-profit created to focus on health and education for both the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ibaka has produced two documentaries. The first being Son of the Congo, which tells his story of escaping poverty and violence in Congo to become an NBA superstar. The second being Anything is Possible, which follows Ibaka as he brought the Larry O’Brien trophy home to the Congo.

The first 50 people through the doors will get a photo op with Ibaka himself after the event. Student and guest pictures will be taken together and not individually.

Students interested can still purchase tickets for $5 via Eventbrite, and can bring a guest for the cost of $15.

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