Young ballers from all over Milton Keynes turned up for our fantastic 3×3 basketball tournament held at The Bletchley Leisure on 20th December. The event, run in partnership with MK Basketball, was held in recognition of 5 On It’s anti-gang initiative Gang Today Gone Tomorrow which uses basketball and mentoring to inspire, educate and push young people away from gangs.
Throughout the day nearly 100 boys and girls, all wearing Gang Today Gone Tomorrow t-shirts to promote the anti-gang message, battled on court and were given free pizza, courtesy of Dominos, whilst winners from each age group were presented with medals by Michaela Clark and Peter Bakare from The Milton Keynes Community Foundation who were one of the key funders of the tournament. The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Mohammed Khan, attended too to support the event!
London Lions Team Legends Nigel Lloyd, Jordan Spencer, Kai Williams and Chris Tawiah were star attractions, as was local dancing talent Tee Nemisis. Check out 5 On It’s YouTube channel https://bit.ly/3mqctOn to see highlights of the tournament.
Gang Today Gone Tomorrow is an ongoing anti-gang programme and 5 On It Foundation welcome any support from local businesses or funding organisations.
More events are planned for next year, more details to be announced soon!
For press information: Debbie Sidwell – firstname.lastname@example.org/07754341558