Clubs to battle it out at Summer Slam Charity tourney

Clubs to battle it out at Summer Slam Charity tourney

Luciah Phahla

Maseru – Nine men’s teams and four women’s basketball sides will go head-to-head at this year’s Summer Slam Charity Tournament.
The championship, which will feature guest teams from South Africa and Swaziland, will take centre stage on Saturday and Sunday at Lehakoe Recreational Centre.
Lesotho Basketball Association (LBA) public relations officer Ratšolo Molupe said the annual tournament is meant to give back to the community.
He said it also intends to introduce basketball to young children so they gain interest in the sport.

So far 13 teams have confirmed their participation in the 2016 Summer Slam Charity Tournament with registration open until tomorrow.
“It’s about giving back to the community, this started way back around 2004 and it’s about giving support to disadvantaged children and orphans,” Molupe told thepost on Tuesday.
“We want them to feel the Christmas fun like others; we want them to feel secure and loved. We also want them to know the game. We are introducing basketball to them so that they can grow up loving basketball,” he said.

Molupe said six teams from outside the country including Swaziland’s Mbabane Raptors from Swaziland are expected to grace the tournament.
Lesotho’s contingent, meanwhile, will include national champions KTA All-Stars, Bokamoso, Lichocha Shooting Rifles and current National Basketball League leaders Bashana Baheso.
The winners in both the men’s and women’s competitions will walk away with trophies and medals all sponsored by Sprite.
Last weekend the LBA held its annual fun-walk in preparation for the Summer Slam Charity Tournament.
The fun-walk started at Setsoto Stadium and ended with a picnic in Marabeng.
Summer Slam Charity Tournament teams:
Phoenix Flame (South Africa)
Bokamoso (Lesotho)
Bloem Alumni (South Africa)
Bashana Baheso (Lesotho)
KTA All-Stars (Lesotho)
Mbabane Raptors (Swaziland)
Goodfellas (South Africa)
Lichocha (Lesotho)
Jozi Nuggets (South Africa)
Phoenix Flame (South Africa)
Bokamoso (Lesotho)
BBH (Lesotho)
Shooting Stars (Lesotho)

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