Looking for something to do on Sunday 15 September?
Well why not come along to the Cooper Box Arena at London’s Olympic Park and see the very first Hoops Aid?
Hoops Aid is a brand new sporting fundraiser for the charity Sports Traider. Charity Expert have been working with Sports Traider on a number of issues with governance and to set up a charity as a CIO. The event is along the lines of Soccer Aid, with celebrities, sports personalities and professional basketball stars taking part in a disabled basketball event. Inspirational soldiers from “Battle Back” will also be taking part.
One aim of Hoops Aid is to keep the momentum going generated by the Olympics where the country all came together. The public’s opinions were changed about sport and disabilities and barriers broken down at the Paralympics where we watched sport, not disability. Hoops Aid will be great fun and it will demonstrate how sport is accessible whether you are able-bodied or not.
Hoops Aid will be a perfect example of the much talked about “Olympic Legacy” and what an achievement that it is taking place on the Olympic Park itself.
Hoops Aid doors opens at noon, with the fun kicking straight off. As well as all the all-stars basketball game, a vibrant programme includes a live performance from rapper EckSell, a slam dunk competition, an awesome display of basketball tricks and skills plus loads more besides.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the charity Sports Traider which is set up to help underprivileged children have access to sports that would otherwise be out of their reach.
Sports Traider is run by Lance Haggith, the winner of the Sports Personality of the Year Award for Unsung Hero, 2010 who has a massive drive to make sports accessible to all people, no matter of their means or backgrounds.
So, if you and the family are looking for an exciting day out that will also help benefit others, why not come along to Hoops Aid at the Copper Box?