Sport Relief 2010
Bishopton Basketball Club decided to team up with Sport Relief in 2010 - both to give something back to sport by acknowledging the opportunities for friendship and fitness provided by our club, and to help transform the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves - disadvantaged and vulnerable people, both at home and across the world's poorest countries.
On 25 March, our club held a "Lay-Up Challenge". This involved every available club member trying to score as many lay-ups (dribbling the ball towards the basket before taking the final shot) as possible within 3 minutes. Sponsors could either make a contribution for each basket scored or make a donation to Sport Relief.
Many of our members really took this venture to heart and some astonishing scores were recorded. After all the money was collected, including a "top up" sum from the club, a cheque for £500 was dispatched to Sport Relief. This was a huge credit to the efforts of our players and particular praise must go to brother and sister Callum and Laura Collins who each raised over £70. Their outstanding contribution was acknowledged at our annual Awards Night when they were presented with special awards for charity.