'Charity Bounce' payed a visit to the red centre for 2 days this week to run a basketball clinic and hopefully introduce a program that will benefit the town camp of Nyewente (Trucking Yards).
'Charity Bounce' is a not-for-profit organization 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"
They have 4 methods to their program:
- Eat Strong-Play Strong - is a nutrition and sports program promoting healthy eating and improved school attendance for indigenous students. This popular program features Celebrity Chef Sean Connelly cooking healthy food followed by an interactive basketball game.
- Hoop Dreams - provides inspiration to disadvantaged youth to achieve their dreams and move towards a more positive future through the development of education and employment pathways.
- Hoops for Harmony - is a new community basketball program for newly arrived refugee and culturally diverse communities. The program is run to promote inclusiveness and social cohesion with a diverse group of participants.
- Stand Tall - is an indigenous initiative promoting school attendance, health and employment opportunities. There are several programs that are run to achieve these objectives.
Caama Radio thanks 'Charity Bounce' and Cal Bruton for giving their time and tune into Caama Sports show on Saturday at 8am for their interview.