Rotary in Action: Twilight basketball fun for kids

The Rotary Club of Wollongong is again supporting the next Twilight Tournament starting on August 18 at the “Snakepit” Illawarra Basketball stadium.

Fun and games: Some of the youngsters who had a ball at the last Twilight Tournament basketball event supported and funded by Rotary.

Fun and games: Some of the youngsters who had a ball at the last Twilight Tournament basketball event supported and funded by Rotary.

We are inviting boys and girls 11 to 14 years of age who enjoy or want to try basketball.

Local primary schools are being visited during this current week to further promote support and participation.

Twilight Tournaments are fun, free, fully supervised, social basketball for all young people.

Based at the spiritual home of the Illawarra Hawks, at the last tournament Hawks players popped in when they were at home.

They spent time with the young people playing, encouraging and talking to them about the sport, diet, the importance of being fit and having fun.

Parents are welcome to bring their child/children, come on in or drop off and pick up.  Any further interest and support is also encouraged.

The last tournament was a real success with parents and their children attending. 

The young people are divided into two teams each night, where they are briefed about the tournament and the program for each night.

They are provided with a meal with fruit, water and drinks being served during the three hours they attend.

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The young people are divided into two teams each night, where they are briefed about the tournament and the program for each night.

The Rotary Club of Wollongong applied for a Rotary District Grant to help fund the tournaments. 

This grant funds 50 per cent of the total cost.

The club through its fund-raising activities, mainly the Bunnings Wollongong BBQ’s the second Friday of each month, is able to provide the other 50 per cent to make these tournaments possible.

For further information about the local Rotary Clubs and contacts, visit a Club Facebook page or http://www.rotaryclubsillawarra.org.au/.

In the  Illawarra Rotary has 11 clubs with projects supporting many important local needs as well as contributing to important projects in regional and international communities.