21 Mar 17
Surrey Scorchers welcome the DBL Sharks Sheffield to the Sports Park this Sunday for a BBL Championship clash against the reigning Play-Off champions.
The Scorchers Basketball Foundation is the community arm of the Surrey Scorchers basketball franchise, with the main aim of growing inclusive basketball participation across the South East.
The Foundation runs projects for disadvantaged groups in Surrey, bringing people together and improving lives through basketball. Their first project will be running basketball sessions for students with physical and learning disabilities at a local college. These sessions will build confidence, develop social skills and aim to improve fitness.
You can support this project and many others in the following ways:
Speak to the trustees in the Foundation t-shirts (not the ones on the court!) if you have any ideas for a project or would like to help.
The Foundation currently works with a number of community organisations, using basketball as a tool to increase levels of fitness and engagement within vulnerable groups. In particular, those with disabilities, the elderly and those with limited access to sport or opportunities.
The Foundation's mentoring project works with the professional Surrey Scorchers players, using them as positive role models for specific young people from vulnerable groups. The difference that can be seen by providing emotional support to an individual is an extraordinary one and often works where other approaches have failed.
With this in mind, the project hopes to work primarily with the Surrey Police Central Youth Intervention Team, mentoring young offenders and pupils excluded from mainstream education.
To be part of the change in your community and bring basketball to all, email email@example.com