Seth Curry Giveback Clinic in Sydney
On Saturday, we were so honoured to have Brooklyn Nets Shooting Guard Seth Curry host the Giveback Clinic at the Curry Court at Arncliffe Youth Centre (the first official court outside the US). Thanks to Foot Locker for making the event possible.
The event started off with a catered lunch followed by a traditional Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country to welcome Seth Curry and the 60 young people on the day. It was a great opportunity for everyone to acknowledge the traditional owners and show respect for the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country.
After this, the session moved onto the court for the resiliency basketball clinic, providing the young people the opportunity to share the court with Seth Curry and learn more about his life experiences and knowledge of the game through a Q&A on the court afterwards.
It was amazing to see our youth coaches, along with Charity Bounce Global Ambassador and Former Harlem Globetrotter Tracy Williams, deliver the session alongside Seth Curry and demonstrate their tremendous leadership throughout the whole program.
An award ceremony was held to close the event recognising the young people that showed the most heart, passion and leadership throughout the camp, hand-picked by our youth coaches. A special mention was also given to one of our volunteer coaches, Jenny Bioh, who has consistently given her time to support young people and demonstrate incredible dedication to the young people at Charity Bounce, always going above and beyond to inspire positive change.
On behalf of everyone at Bounce, we would like to say thank you to Seth Curry and his team, Foot Locker Australia, Under Armour and everyone that helped make this event possible including our volunteers, staff, participants and parents.
Photos Courtesy of Nick Lawrence, RcktCo and Footlocker Australia
About Charity Bounce
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to build resiliency and positive job futures for young people at -risk (12-24), using innovation through basketball to create ‘out of reach’ opportunities that inspire and motivate change. With a focus on Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees, we aim to move young people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with sporting organisations, engaging professional athletes alongside our youth workers to motivate and inspire participants.
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