3V3 Charity Tournament
UBL & Big Bangs 2013 5th annual
Hosts: UBL & Big Bangs
Sponsors: FINE TUNED AUTO’s Unanderra, Custon Jerseys Direct, Groove Central and URAC
Date/Time: Saturday 21st September 2013, 9:30am-5:00pm (Midday events – 3-Point Shootout, Dunk Competition and Dance performance by Groove Central)
Location: University of Wollongong Recreation an Aquatic Centre (URAC)
Contact: Andy King (Communications Director) Ph: 0403 499 463
Local Wollongong basketball charity to raise funds for underprivileged kids around the world Saturday the 21st September 2013, 09:30am to 04:30pm
The Uni Basketball League (UBL) is proud to be holding their 4th annual Big Bangs fundraiser, supporting the work of the Big Bangs Ballers Charity (Bigbangballers.org). 2013’s major sponsor is again Fine Tuned Auto’s Unanderra the “Subaru Specialist” and key supporters URAC, Custom Jerseys Direct, PRIMO! & Groove Central.
Co-founded by the 2010 ACT Young Australian of the Year, Pierre Johannessen, the Big Bang Ballers is an international NGO using the game of basketball to tackle youth poverty and social disadvantage. Since their inception in 2008, the BIG BANGS have catered to over 40,000 children and donated more than $250,000 worth of equipment and resources to deserving charities, orphanages and schools aimed at youth in 12 countries around the world. Through mentoring, life-skills, coaching and education programs, as well as a heavy emphasis on community development and personal responsibility, the Big Bangs and UBL have been helping young people develop their full potential and become leaders in some of the most difficult environments on the planet.
The UBL will be holding the fundraiser as an all-day 3 on 3 Tournament, with teams from the Illawarra, Greater Sydney Metropolitan and Canberra represented.
Live local music and entertainment by Groove Central and DJ Blanket of Love, dunk competitions, 3-point shoot-outs, a 3 on 3 tournament all with prize money will feature as part of the day.
“The event, an annual highlight for the Wollongong basketball community does more than just promote and give an outlet for local Wollongong talent. It provides the local AIME community with resources and events to assist in their programs and raises funds and awareness for the fantastic work of the Big Bang Ballers” UBL organiser and Big Bangs Wollongong director Anthony Nguyen comments.
“It’s so easy to imagine what you would do to make a difference in the world if you had the chance; the Big Bang Ballers have really taken the initiative and done what most of us would like to do – get out into the developing world and make small changes that mean a lot to all the kids they come into contact with. By running this tournament, we are able to assist with the funding efforts of the Big Bangs to donate basketballs, school-books, uniforms and shoes to thousands of kids throughout South-East Asia and Africa, who otherwise would not have the opportunity” adds Andy King, co-organiser of the event for the Uni Basketball league.
Media will have full access to the day’s events, as well as the ability to interview both UBL directors Anthony Nguyen and Andy King along with Big Bangs CEO, Pierre Johannessen.