Local boys launch NGO – come and celebrate!

BigBangBallers 7 July 2009

The BIG (STAR) BANGS invite you to a fantastic evening of great company, extraordinary cocktails, funky and smooth music spun by our in-house, live DJs, in order to celebrate the official launch of the BIG BANG BALLERS.

The BIG BANGS is an international NGO, using the game of basketball to tackle youth poverty and social disadvantage. Our website has plenty of pictures, videos and stories to further explain what we do; www.bigbangballers.org

We are not seeking to replace other NGOs; we understand the immense task that NGOs undertake, and further value their experience and expertise in delivering aid and running programs targeting poverty from a variety of angles. Our goal, rather, is to provide an outlet for the children least able to be children. We seek to remove the inevitable divides between classes and social groups, and instead teach the importance and value of teamwork, as well as the incredible and often surprising benefits that sports has as a unifying element in an otherwise divided world.

Having originated in Bangladesh 18 months ago, the BIG BANGS have successfully catered to over 5,000 children, along the way running camps at 5 orphanages, running tournaments, providing “emergency Packs” of food, water and clothing to the slums of Dhaka, created Bangladesh’s first Basketball League, built 3 basketball courts and donated over $10,000AUD worth of equipment and resources to deserving institutions and charities aimed at youth.

Just some of the achievements of the last 18 months:

Home for Hope Orphanage Basketball Camp • Shishu Polli Plus Basketball Camp • Blitzkreig Tournament Sponsors • Rapid Action Basketball • Saturday Sports Basketball • Rice Handouts • Habitat for Humanity Build • Sponsorship of SMALL BANGS • Sponsorship of Class Uniforms for the 80 children at JAAGO Foundation • Sponsorship of Sports day with ISD and School for Hope • Sponsorship of Warmth for Winter buying blankets for the 140 children at the Bottomley Orphanage • Home for Hope Orphanage Basketball Camp 2009 • SOS Hermann-Geimer College Basketball Camp 2009 • BIG BANGS – FEPCOW toy distribution at JAAGO Foundation • Sponsorship of uniforms and equipment for Australian Capital Territory Special Olympics Basketball Team

Come along on the 17th to help launch the BIG BANGS – every single cent above costs goes towards our programs!

RSVP’S ARE ESSENTIAL – pierre@bigbangballers.org – 0400 911 716

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