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Hoop shooters work together to support future of basketball club

Shaun Reynolds 14th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ADULTS and children in Coventry are busy raising funds to support the future of their local basketball club.

A sponsored ‘dribble a thon’ will take place at the Coventry Sports Centre throughout Coventry Tornadoes’ training sessions during the month of May.

The challenge will conclude at the club’s home game on Sunday (May 22) ahead of their National League fixture against Warwickshire Hawkes, 2pm tip-off.

Head coach Paul Adams has challenged his squad to the task which will see participants dribble a ball up and down the court 90 times – meaning each player will dribble a total of three miles.

The Tornadoes basketball club is part of the YMCA Coventry and Warwickshire charity and is now home to over 200 members – meaning additional funds are required to provide players with coaching, camps and development opportunities.

Coach Adams said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the whole club to come together to fundraise for our future.

“It is also an amazing opportunity for participants to be recognised at the exhibition game – which will showcase the club to a wider audience.

“We are excited to be hosting the game and we will welcome Warwickshire Hawks as our opponents on the day.

“We are a local team that provides opportunities for people from age five to adult and we want to ensure that we continue to grow.”

For more information about Coventry Tornadoes, visit www.tornadoesbasketball.co.uk or contact paul.adams@ymca-cw.org.uk

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