With Team GB proudly setting an Olympic record by winning 67 medals at the Rio 2016 Games, it’s already been a great year for British sport. And with the Paralympics launching today, we’re sure there’s going to be plenty more medals to add to GB’s tally! Now it’s your turn to join the sporting fun, with the Festival of Basketball coming to Stratford between 1pm and 5.30pm this Saturday! The best bit? It’s free!
It’s the first time the special event will be coming to the borough – and as the home of the London 2012 Games, it seems a very fitting location! There’ll be loads to get involved with – including basketball and wheelchair basketball sessions, competitions, trick shot practice, face painting and a bouncy castle! Let the music inspire you as you learn new skills or hone your technique, as there’ll be a DJ to enjoy throughout the afternoon.
With more than 500 people expected to join the fun, we’re sure the basketball event at Gainsborough Playing Fields in E15 will have an awesome atmosphere! There are three sessions to take part in, each running at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm so make sure you get there on time! Although tickets aren’t needed, there will be a maximum number of people allowed in each session so don’t miss out (just make sure to sign up at the info tent on site).
Then when you’re really in the spirit of things and have tried your hand at all the activities on offer, you can take a five minute stroll across to the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park to watch Great Britain vs Hungary (get your tickets here).
The Festival of Basketball is open to anyone to attend, and is run by the UK’s British basketball governing body, British Basketball. Whatever your age and however pro you are at the slam dunk, you’re sure to find something fun to try! It’s taking place alongside the GB Eurobasket 2017 qualifiers taking place at the Copper Box Arena this month, so it’s the perfect time to join the basketball buzz.
The event will be taking place on Saturday, September 10 between 1pm-5.30pm at Gainsborough Playing Fields, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East Bay Lane, E15 2GW. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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