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About Hoops Aid
Sports Traider presents Hoops Aid.
The first ever Hoops Aid will take place on Sunday 15th September 2013 at the Copper Box Arena on the recently reeveloped Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Come along to meet and watch some of your favourite celebrities, sporting personalities, some of the country’s heroes, our current and ex-servicemen alongside professional basketball players (BBL, GB, European) who will come together to play a highly entertaining and interactive game of basketball at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Hoops Aid proposed to take place every two years differs to Soccer Aid in that it will also feature disability sport by means of an exhibition wheelchair game involving Battle Back soldiers, truly inspirational people, facing the Hoops Aid challenge.
Drew Sullivan (GB Mens Captain), Julie Page (GB Womens Captain), Philip Idowu MBE (Athlete), Hugo Taylor (Made In Chelsea Star), Ecksell (Singer), Jody Latham (Shameless), Tony Windless (BBL Allstar), Yorick Williams (BBL Allstar), Shane Lynch (ex-boyzone), Marcus Camby (Houston Rockets, NBA), Louisa Lytton (Eastenders/Strictly Come Dancing), John Regis MBE (Ex GB Olympic Athlete - World & European Gold Medallist), Shaun Batt ( Leyton Orient footballer), Martin Offiah MBE (Ex Rugby League Star - Man of Steel), Sam Ruddock (2012 Paralympic cerebral palsy sprinter), Terry Bywater (2012 GB Men's wheelchair basketball Paralympian), Dane Bowers (Singer- Another Level), Leo the Lion (Ex-The Streets) and
Conrad Williams (2012 GB Olympian-400m).
The concept of Hoops Aid was dreamt up by Lance Haggith, CEO of Sports Traider, following the Olympics in 2012 to keep basketballs Olympic legacy alive!
The Sport Traider legacy is to encourage as many young disadvantaged and disabled people into sport as possible. Many of whom do not have the encouragement, backing, money or transport to attend sporting activities. All the money raised from Hoops Aid will go towards us funding sport activities across the country for these young disabled and disadvantaged people, many of whom are gifted and talented without even realising it.
The schedule for Hoops Aid is as follows:
12:00 - Doors open
12:20 - Pre game show
13:00 - Slam dunk competition
13:40 - Performances
13:50 - Players warm up
14:30 - Hoops Aid game
15:30 - Half time Show featuring Battleback Soldiers Wheelchair Game
17:00 - Full time
This will be a great day out for all of the family to capture some of the 2012 Olympic experience once again and therefore an event that will live in the memory forever.