Hundreds of local basketball fans recently impacted by the Victorian floods will be the guests of honour at this Sunday’s opening home game for the Bendigo Spirit at Red Energy Arena.
In support of local communities affected by floods, the Spirit will host families from Echuca, Rochester and Elmore. This includes free bus transportation through Dyson Bus Group to and from Sunday’s game, providing them with free match entry and hosting them at both a pre-game and post-game function.
There will be kids’ activations at Red Energy Arena from 1pm – 1:45pm, with a chance to meet the Bendigo Spirit team from 4pm – 4:45pm.
A series of fundraising initiatives will be in place during the match, thanks to support of local businesses and partners, with all funds being donated to the Bendigo Bank flood appeal: https://www.bendigobank.com.au/appeals/flood-appeals/
Bendigo Spirit General Manager of Operations David Ingham said the club is pleased to be able to offer help to the local communities during this time.
“We hope we can entertain the communities from those flood-ravaged towns and give them a day to forget about the struggles of the past few weeks,” he said.
“Our whole organisation wanted to help out those affected by doing some fundraising, which will hopefully help with the clean-up and assist the communities in returning to normal life.”
Bendigo Spirit play UC Capitals in their season-opener on Friday 4 November, followed by their home-opener on Sunday 6 November against Perth Lynx.