PeacePlayers-South Africa is aiming for the record books. On Saturday, October 13, PPI-SA staff will team with the local YMCA as part of their Hoop Springs Eternal World Challenge at Albert Park in Durban.
The goal of the event is to connect communities around the world in a joint effort to set a Guinness World Record for the most basketball shots attempted in a single day. 96 cities across 5 continents will participate in the effort, with the first shot being taken in New Zealand and the last shot being taken in Hawaii. The day’s activities will be connected via live broadcasting and other forms of social media during the day, creating a link with various communities and cultures. Along with participating in the shooting, PPI will be hosting a skills workshop during the event to introduce the sport to the wider community.
Rev. Ian Booth, CEO of the Greater Durban YMCA, is excited about the event. “We are hoping that everyone coming to Albert Park will be brave enough to shoot a hoop,” he said. “The whole day is going to be extremely colourful, along with some competitive action on the court.”
Basketball is the main theme of the day, but there will be many other activities and attractions for all ages, including food, dancing, poetry, raffles, and lots of other fun things organized by the Greater Durban YMCA.
If you would like to take part in the record-setting day, contact your local YMCA to see if there is an event near you!
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Follow the event on Twitter around the world – #ymcaworldchallenge