Category Archives: Sport and Leisure
A three-on-three basketball tournament is coming to Oakland on Saturday, February 9th, as Chris Bolaza’s project that he created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program. ‘Homegrown Hustle’ is open to young men and women age 16-20, and will take place at the Bushrod Recreation Center, which the event is benefiting.
Registration for the event is $50, and in addition to competing to win the tournament and an engraved trophy, each player on each team will receive their very own digital copy of their games, as each game played will be documented by Homegrown Hustle’s own videographers. Read more at http://homegrownhustle.org.
Just for Kicks, the fundraiser project created by Zaynah Khanbhai in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program to raise money to build soccer fields for poor Brazilian children, held its second fundraiser on November 13th at the Caju Flavours restaurant in Toronto.
The event, which funded the fields through the Love Futbol organization, featured Brazilian street food, musical artists Mistura Fina and DJ Vilton, and a host of impressive silent auction items for sale, including signed soccer memorabilia. See more at the Just for Kicks Facebook page.
Debra Newel’s project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program comes as a result of her being part of a team at her company that is hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro in January. Newel and her team are using the hike as an opportunity to raise money for TAFCOM, a non-profit that aids underprivileged children in Tanzania near Mt. Kilimanjaro. The money they are raising is going to complete two classrooms for 45 AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children. See more at the Kilimanjaro Challenge blog.
Shane McDonald’s project that he created in Landmark Education’s SELP is a ‘Mudrun’ – specfically named Calibrate Challenge Mad North East Mud Run. The event offers a variety of races through difficult terrain and muddy obstacles.
Taking place on Sunday, November 11th and beginning at Slaley Hall in Hexham, the races range in length from two to ten kilometres, and require an entry fee of £25 -£30, depending up on the time of registration. The entry fees go to local Northumberland charities, which are expected to raise over £10,000 through the event. See more at the mudmad/calibrate challenge site.
Ben Hall’s project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme is bringing sport of Korfball to Essex. Korfball, which has similarities to basketball, football (soccer) and netball, was invented by the Dutch and is played in many countries around the world.
Free sessions of the game are taking place on Tuesday, October 30th and November 6th, at the Colchester Academy Sports Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
According to an article in The Saanich News, a community meet-and-greet at a local horseshoe club is taking place this Saturday (October 20th) in Victoria, British Columbia. The project, created in Landmark Education’s SELP by Janet Lum, is taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Horseshoe Pitching Association on 620 Kenneth St.
The event is designed for the community to be able to come together and socialize, while enjoying horseshoes. A hundred volunteers from the horseshoe club are helping make the event a reality, and local businesses and community groups are also pitching in. “When I was a child we used to have block parties and everybody knew each other,” said Lum. “That doesn’t happen any more and not many people know their communities.”