Basketball hero visits Cromwell
Cromwell’s budding basketballers won’t be questioning ref-calls during an upcoming finals game with Dillon Boucher on the end of the whistle.
The retired New Zealand Breaker is the guest speaker of a volunteering-focused event on Friday— The One Community Project. While in town, he will also referee a basketball finals game between Cromwell Primary School and Goldfields, as well as College House Teams.
Organiser Sharon Smid said she hoped Boucher would inspire young people to connect to their community through volunteering.
‘‘The One Community Project is based on the New Zealand Breakers One Team philosophy – that as citizens of our community we can all make valuable contributions.’’
Boucher, commercial sales manager for the New Zealand Breakers, has won nine New Zealand titles, four Australian NBL championships – one with Brisbane – and was earlier this year made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Smid said she was ‘‘thrilled’’ her idea of bringing Boucher to Cromwell had become a reality.
The One Community Project was supported by; Cromwell Resource Centre, Volunteering Central, Central Lakes Trust, Cromwell Lions Club and Contact Energy, she said.
He’s the man: Breakers’ Dillon Boucher runs out to the court.