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    Al "Whitey" Carlson

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    Al "Whitey" Carlson


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    Founder, Manager, Coach
    A graduate of Kelvin High School, Whitey, who was an excellent
    basketball player, made his greatest contribution to basketball through
    his organizational and promotional abilities. He was the founder of the
    Winnipeg "Paulins" in 1946. He also managed the "Paulins" that won the
    Canadian Senior "A" Men's Championship in 1954 and that represented
    Canada in the World Championships in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in the same

    During the 1940's and 1950's, Whitey promoted basketball games
    and dances on Saturday nights against visiting professional teams, most
    notably against the Minneapolis "Lakers" of the NBA in 1948.

    In 1968, Whitey was instrumental in reorganizing the Junior
    League in which he coached, managed, and sponsored a team for six
    years. He then did the same for the graduates of that team for another
    three years in the Senior League.

    Al has also been inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
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