Shooting hoops for a cause

By David Rak

More than $3500 was raised for people impacted by bushfires at a round-robin basketball competition in Seymour last week.

Organiser Bree D’Andrea said the response from the community to donate their time and goods for a raffle was overwhelming.

“It was a great success and the community spirit behind the event was astounding,” she said.

“The referees all kindly donated their time and are due a massive thank you.

“It’s great to see the people of Seymour and district band together when someone needs a hand.”

The champions on the night among a strong field of competitors were The ‘Mour and runners-up were Da Boys.

Nate Tennant was the major winner in the raffle, with Edyth Holman runner-up and Lynne Morgan third.

The organisers would like to thank the following businesses for their contribution:

Mitchell Shire Leisure Services, Woolworths Seymour, Seymour Kebab House, Hall’s Showcase Jewellers, Seymour Toyworld, Shopper’s Delight, Kilmartin’s Pharmacy, Elsie and Florence, Wine X Sam, Café 96, Total Sports Seymour, The Seymour Club, Mitchelton Day Spa, Fowles Winery, The Chick Inn, McDonalds Seymour, O’Keefe’s IGA Seymour, Sartori Panel Works, The Brewer’s Table, Helloworld Travel, Bender and Co. Real Estate, Janelle Puppa Real Estate, North Central Party Hire, New Crossing Place Apartments, Sue Jobling Consulting, Bimbo Bird and Fox, Tenex Rail, Susie and Calvin Lubeck and Ross and Gaye Clydesdale.