Mid­night marks 10th mile­stone

Bas­ket­ball comp cel­e­brates years of friend­ships

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

MT Druitt Mid­night Bas­ket­ball is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th tour­na­ment with a for­mal pre­sen­ta­tion at Emer­ton Leisure Cen­tre on Fri­day night.

Since 2012, two Mid­night Bas­ket­ball tour­na­ments have been held in Mt Druitt each year pro­vid­ing sup­port, en­cour­age­ment and a safe al­ter­na­tive to roam­ing the streets at night.

The mile­stone is one to be cel­e­brated says Mid­night Bas­ket­ball Mt Druitt chair­woman Vanessa Sim­monds.

“Th­ese tour­na­ments help change the lives of our lo­cal young peo­ple,” Ms Sim­monds said.

“Given their back- grounds, it is such an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate our 10th tour­na­ment.

“We even have three young peo­ple still in­volved from the in­au­gu­ral tour­na­ment back in 2012.”

Fri­day night’s pre­sen­ta­tion will recog­nise the achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions of the com­mu­nity, vol­un­teers and young peo­ple.

Ms Sim­monds said she was ex­cited to cel­e­brate the pro­gram’s suc­cess.

“Mid­night Bas­ket­ball is a great recipe for suc­cess, build­ing trust and friend­ships and op­por­tu­ni­ties for the fu­ture of us all,” she said.

“It is great so many lo­cal young peo­ple are get­ting in­volved in such a pos­i­tive ac­tiv­ity, be­ing en­er­getic and hav­ing fun.

“Mid­night Bas­ket­ball gives our young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to meet other young peo­ple from Mt Druitt and build con­nec­tions and friend­ships that last well af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle.”

The event will start at 7pm on Fri­day at 35 Jer­sey Rd, Emer­ton.

We even have three young peo­ple still in­volved from the in­au­gu­ral tour­na­ment in 2012 Vanessa Sim­monds

Mid­night Bas­ket­ball, at Emer­ton Leisure Cen­tre, is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th tour­na­ment.

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