CHARITY BOUNCE LAUNCHES NEW COURT IN MAROUBRA
We love seeing new courts appearing and there was short supply in the Maroubra area until this week. Charity Bounce were asked to run a Stand Tall program to launch a new court yesterday, as Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza, Councillor Ted Seng and Youth Advisory Committee member Adry Awan attended with local young people for the official opening of the Coral Sea Park basketball court.
It was great to see Randwick Council get behind the community and establish the new court with young people in the area having a clear voice about wanting the opportunity to play basketball in a public access court. Courts can be hard to come by in some areas so we always support local councils building more courts and increasing access for young people.
Charity Bounce was able to deliver the first program on the court as we ran a Stand Tall program for local children and young people. The Stand Tall initiative consists of basketball and leadership programs for young people, with a focus on Indigenous and Culturally Diverse groups, including newly arrived refugees. The initiative aims to deliver the Stand Tall strength based programs to develop life and leadership skills, using basketball as a means of engagement and providing an impacting experience that inspires participants on and off the court to set goals and be motivated about their own future.
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally Diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional athletes to motivate change and inspire.