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Fun family basketball tournament raises over £2500 funds

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:09

Fun family basketball tournament raises over £2500 funds

Fun family basketball tournament raises over £2500 funds for player nominated charities

On Saturday 16th June, local families took part in a charity 3 on 3 basketball tournament organised by South Oxfordshire Heat Basketball Club (SOHBC) held at Better's White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre.

12 family teams entered the tournament with a target sponsorship per team of £100 for their charity of choice with an additional £250 being awarded to the winning family's charity of choice and a further £150 going to the wooden spoon team's preferred charity. The venue costs were covered by leisure operator Better and South Oxfordshire District Council's Go Active programme.

SOHBC Trustee Shiv Mahalingham commented: "The tournament was nice way to encourage participation in sport across generations whilst raising awareness for key charities that are personal to those families. We are grateful to Better and South Oxfordshire Council for their support for an exciting tournament that will surely take place every year from now on due to great interest from the community."

Megan Horwood, Community Sports Manager for Better, said "We are delighted to host this tournament organised by SOHBC. We have had the pleasure to work with SOHBC on a number of projects including their Youth League and Wheelchairs Basketball Team."

Emma Freeman, GO Active Juniors Co-ordinator, said "This is a great opportunity to bring together families across the District to compete as a family. We are excited to be involved in such a project. If you're looking to get the family active, get in touch with SOHBC!"

Picture: Families Manansala and Bayliss proudly pose with their awards and cheques for winning the trophy and wooden spoon respectively.

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