The highly popular Twilight Basketball is back kicking off it’s first session at Gerehu over the Queens birthday public holiday.
Twilight Basketball is a Basketball For Good program that provides an opportunity to bring everyone together where all ages and genders are welcomed to play basketball. It is also one of the FIBA Foundation’s Community Impact projects that addresses social issues facing the community through basketball.
Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea’s (BFPNG) Executive Officer, Nick Daroa stating that they took the opportunity to educate the participants to protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twilight organized drills, 3×3, and basketball games for all who attend, with teams created on the day, enabling the participants to play other people.
“Twilight is a very important program for BFPNG because it promotes social inclusion and we play to focus on introducing the fast-paced program of 3×3,” shared BFPNG Hoops For Health Coordinator, Jordan Sere.
“We also include mixed teams of boys and girls in our games to promote equality and teach the value of confidence to young girls,” he added.
The program welcomed 93 kids with 49 boys and 44 girls participating, which made the federation elated with the number of females participating.
Daroa proudly happy with the turnout especially with the number of girls going out of their way to participate in the program.
The FIBA Foundation’s Community Impact programs are implemented into individual countries and address social issues relevant to the communities such as health, education and gender inequality. These grassroots programs are implemented in collaboration with National Federations to grow the basketball family while improving society.