Fundraising on the bounce

December 01 2017
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MEMBERS of Bristol Metropolitan Academy’s European basketball championship team bounced basketballs from Bristol to Bath along the Bristol to Bath cycle path to raise funds for a trip to America.

MEMBERS of Bristol Metropolitan Academy’s European basketball championship team bounced basketballs from Bristol to Bath along the Bristol to Bath cycle path to raise funds for a trip to America.

Twelve players covered the 13 miles in just over six hours. Each player has been set a £100 target towards the visit in 2019. The trip to America will see them take part in US tournaments, receive coaching from US coaches and watch NBA basketball games. 

The total cost of the trip will be more than £6,000 but with fundraising and help from families they hope to achieve it.

Tom Hooper, head of PE, said: “The boys are really looking forward to the trip and working hard to raise the money required. They have achieved so much as a team and I am very proud of them all. If we could get to America I feel sure this would have a major beneficial impact on their sporting careers.”

If you have any fundraising ideas for Tom and the team, contact him via email; he would love to hear from you. thooper900@bristolmet.net