Volunteers needed to get Midnight Basketball rolling

Calling all volunteers! Midnight Basketball’s 11th tournament kicks off tomorrow night (August 8) and there are still volunteering roles to be filled.

Why not come along and see how you can help. Each night requires 15 volunteers to assist on the night including workshop supervisors, scorers, scoreboard operators, bus drivers and supervisors, registration helpers, graders, catering helpers and so much more.

Midnight Basketball is a national, community-run program facilitated by the City of Greater Geraldton, which is held for eight weeks on Friday nights in a safe environment for 12-18 year olds.

Each tournament night includes a hot, nutritious dinner followed by a compulsory life skills workshop before the tournament basketball begins and a free bus ride home for all the players.

Yvonne Lovedee, City of Greater Geraldton’s Community Development Officer and Chair Midnight Basketball Geraldton, said each tournament night isn’t just fun for its players, but also for volunteers.

“Previously we’ve had volunteers state that the program is enjoyable and rewarding as they help provide youth the chance to engage with a diverse group of people who impart knowledge, kindness, friendship and access to future opportunities,” she said. “Without the support of our volunteers the program wouldn’t be possible, volunteers are the backbone to Midnight Basketball and provide a safe, happy and cooperative environment for the youth to engage in.”

For more information contact Midnight Basketball Media Manager, Samantha Walton, on samanthaw@cgg.wa.gov.au or to register visit the Midnight Basketball Geraldton website on www.midnightbasketball.org.au/Locations/GERALDTON.