Slam dunk for local youth
Johannesburg, 27 March 2023: This past month, Eastgate shopping centre hosted the Ekurhuleni Basketball Tournament in support of youth in the local community. With Bedfordview lacking accessible basketball facilities for children, the centre was thrilled to be able to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for players to participate in this beloved sport.
Over 40 schools from Gauteng, aged 13 and above, competed in jump shots, rebounds, slam dunks, and no-look passes on the rooftop parking courts at Entrance 6. The tournament was hosted in collaboration with Ekurhuleni Basketball and Shesha, featuring global sneaker brands, and promised athleticism, skills, and excellence with incredible prizes.
“We were thrilled to host the Ekurhuleni Basketball Tournament at Eastgate and to provide a safe and fun space for our community’s youth to engage in such a healthy activity. We recognize the positive impact that sports can have on young people, and we are proud to support their development through initiatives like this,” Saadiyah Kahn, General Manager of Eastgate Shopping Centre.” We are currently in talks with the Ekurhuleni Basketball Association to explore ways to develop this collaboration further.”
Attached are some images from the event that showcase the passion and dedication of the young athletes who took part.