National Basketball Team SkyCity Breakers, sponsored by the national casino chain, will be visiting Christchurch to help lift the community’s spirits. It is an admirable effort from the sports team and the athletes are hopeful that it will result in some form of relief for the victims of the recent earthquake.
“So much of our focus as a club, as an organisation is about community and the work we can do to provide a pathway for young children”, says Richard Clarke, manager of the Breakers.
In the morning, the team will take a tour of the Red Zone, the area which was affected by the earthquake. It will help to provide the athletes with a realistic perception of just how devastating the earthquake was in the Christchurch region.
Then, in the afternoon, players will run coaching clinics. Local groups will be able to attend, having a chance to meet professional athletes and learn from them. It will be a very valuable experience for young players who have dreams of becoming basketball players.
The Breakers have provided a great deal of support to the area in the months since the earthquake. During this trying times, the community is truly grateful for the team’s dedication to helping young athletes in the area.