Kids seek helpers on squad

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

MID­NIGHT Bas­ket­ball Mt Druitt will kick off its 10th tour­na­ment on Fri­day but will only have a skele­ton crew of vol­un­teers.

The pro­gram op­er­ates at night, and was de­signed to keep young peo­ple off the streets and home by mid­night.

It caters for 80 young peo­ple and needs at least 20 vol­un­teers to op­er­ate safely and suc­cess­fully.

How­ever, the first game of the tour­na­ment will run on a bare-bones crew of just eight, un­less more vol­un­teers are found.

Long-time vol­un­teer Lindsay Tre­vitt said there was a va­ri­ety of vol­un­teer po­si­tions avail­able.

“Our Mid­night Bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment is never short of in­ter­est from young peo­ple but we are of­ten short on vol­un­teers,” Mr Tre­vitt said.

“As a not-for-profit pro­gram, each tour­na­ment night re­lies on vol­un­teers to fill var­i­ous roles such as help­ing in the kitchen, team coach or bus su­per­vi­sor. You don’t need to know the rules of bas­ket­ball to lend a hand.”

Mid­night Bas­ket­ball Mt Druitt is open to peo­ple aged 12-18, who live in post­code 2770. It will run on Fri­day nights at Emer­ton Leisure Cen­tre from Oc­to­ber 21 to De­cem­ber 9.

If you would like to vol­un­teer, call Vanessa Sim­monds on 0434 600 683 or for more in­for­ma­tion visit mid­night bas­ket­­druitt.

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