Dubbo Basketball Association is dedicating game one of its upcoming practice matches between the Cooper’s Tavern State League men’s team and the Bankstown Bruins to the tsunami appeal.
The game will played at Sports World Stadium on Saturday January 26 and will tip off at 6pm.
It will be preceded by a skills clinic and a number of celebrity matches.
According to Rams head coach Scott Sinclair, it will be a fun night that should appeal to all members of the sporting public.
“The main game will feature the Dubbo Rams full list and members of the Bankstown Bruins team that includes six members of the NBL’s West Sydney Razorbacks full training squad,” Sinclair said.
“The program will start about 2.30pm with a 90-minute clinic, which will be conducted by players from the Dubbo State League men and women as well as the Bruins.
“Participants will also get to work with the former head coach of the Australian deaf men’s team and current Bankstown head coach Matthew Dunstan.
“This will be followed by a number of celebrity matches before the main game.”
The coaching clinic will be open for participants aged from five years to 15 years and will cost $5 – this fee will include entry to all the games.
In a bid to attract a big number of spectators, Sinclair confirmed that the entry fee to the games had been pegged at $2 per adult and $1 for children over four and $1 for pensioners.
“Overall it should be a day with plenty of laughs from players in the celebrity teams and a bit more serious competition when the Rams take on the Bruins,” Sinclair said.
“At this stage we had pencilled in the Sports World Indoor Cricket against Indoor Soccer and the Coppers versus Daily Liberal.
“We are still waiting to see from the Dubbo Demons and the Dubbo Rhinos and the same goes for teams from CYMS and Macquarie rugby league.
“What I can tell you, however, is that Star FM and Zoo FM will both have teams and are keen to play each other, so that should be a few laughs.
“But what we must do is remember those unfortunate people involved in the tsunami and all our fundraising will go towards those appeals.”
Sinclair also confirmed that the program would also include a number of other items of interest.
“Half time of the main game will see a number of special auctions taking place in aid of the tsunami appeal,” he said.
“Hopefully we will receive some great auction items and anyone interested in donating can get in touch with me or the staff at Sports World.
“The day will be hosted by a number of celebrity MCs and courtside announcers will be Rod and Flacky from Star FM and Zoo FM’s Craig Baynham along with Mike Sheen from 2DU.”
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