| Hundreds of young people have been switched on to basketball, as the Kasi Basketball Tour roadshow travelled through Gauteng's townships to promote this exciting sport
Already, over 400 children, technical officials and coaches have flocked to Kagiso, Thokoza, Sharpville and Hammanskraal over the last few weeks to witness the country's top hoop-shooters in action.
The roadshow which was aimed at promoting basketball as a lifestyle sport of choice, particularly among the youth, and also refurbished identified basketball courts in the townships has to date been a huge success.
The Kasi Basketball Tour, presented by ESPN in association with Gauteng Basketball Association (GBA) and Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, has created a buzz among young people at the about this invigorating, high-energy game that gets the adrenaline pumping.
The final event will be held at 3 Square in Alexandra on Saturday 4th October, with action kicking off at 9am and wrapping up at 6pm.
All prospective male and female players, as well as referees, administrators and coaches, are encouraged to come to the event for a day of basketball, hip-hop sounds, giveaways and other activities. Youngsters can witness senior players from the men's and ladies' teams in action, conducting basketball clinics and playing exhibition games. The project also aims to inform people about the new and fresh Gauteng Basketball League starting in March of 2009.
"After soccer and road running, basketball is the third-most popular sport among black South Africans, and almost half of our local basketball players are women," says project manager Cabby Magongwa. "It's a great way for young people to get together in a fun, healthy and constructive environment, as the hundreds of thousands of South African basketball participants - both adults and children - will confirm."
Entrance to the roadshow is free, so come along and sign up for a shot at the big time! Visit www.mybasketball.co.za for more details.
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