Basketball in breast cancer awareness

30 Sep, 2022 - 00:09 0 Views


Bret Kamutenga

THE second edition of Ballers meant to spread awareness on breast cancer through basketball is going to be held at the Mitre, also known as Highlanders Basketball Club on Sunday.

In the first edition which was held in August, Ballers, which is a group of Bulawayo based social media influencers, hip hop artists and fashion designers, came together in support of mental health through basketball.

Event organiser Vuyisile Ndlovu said as Group Therapy brand which is mostly associated with festivals, this time around they chose to change the narrative and focus on something clean such as sport.

“This is the second edition of Ballers and as Group Therapy we held our first edition of Ballers back in August to raise awareness on mental health and now we have chosen breast cancer awareness since we are getting into October which is Breast Cancer Month,” said Ndlovu.

“We got Bulawayo social media influencers to be a part of this initiative specially people famous on the twitter scene, we will also see big hip hop artistes such as Asaph, Lynden and Indigo Saint taking part in the games together with fashion designers such as Allen Moyo,” added Ndlovu.

The other participants will include  Shade Noble, Mikos, Indigo Saint, King Billius, Swazy, Vimbai Matunga, Loverage Tino, Rodney Mabaleka and Langa Ndimande.

The basketball meet will feature three-point competitions, dunk contests and rap battles.

Ndlovu called upon basketball enthusiasts to throng the venue in their numbers.

Admission fee is pegged at US$5 and those who will come wearing pink will get a US$3 discount.

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