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‘SHOUP’ SHOOT HOOPS WITH MIGRANT GROUPS

Who and What

The Sandringham Sabres Basketball team, Sports Without Borders, Sailors from the visiting USS Shoup and a bunch of excited kids will join forces skill up and play a friendly game of Basketball in Sandringham.

When

Wednesday 2nd March, 2011. Media, please arrive at 4pm. Game starts at 5pm.

Entry: Free

 Where: Sandringham Basketball Stadium, 150 Tulip Street Cheltenham, Victoria

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EVENT DETAIL:

When the US Navy arrives in town this week they will join Sabres Basketball team in a fun demonstration to the local community that there are no borders in sport.

An initiative of Sports Without Borders (the Sports Without Borders Foundation), US Mission and Southern Basketball Association, the event will see Crew from USS Shoup, team up with local young people from culturally diverse backgrounds for an action packed afternoon of basketball.

Led by Sabres Basketball Elite Program Manager, Dean Kinsman, participants will take part in a basketball skills clinic from 4pm, with skills learnt then being put to the test as the US Navy play the ‘Rest of the World’ team, including Sabres import players, Stanley Asumnu and Beau Mahlbach. 

Sabres Basketball and Sports Without Borders encourage everyone to come down and get behind the initiative which is designed to inspire the community to embrace and celebrate cultural diversity.

Sports Without Borders is a not for profit organisation which is dedicated to providing support for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds who are involved or want to get involved in sport. It aims for a more socially cohesive and harmonious society.

Media Contacts:

Lindy Masterson, Southern Basketball Association

E: lindy@sabres.com.au

P: 9583 4481

Tom Demetriou, Sports Without Borders

E: tom.demetriou@sportswithoutborders.org

P: 0400002953