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Basalt Helps Local Boy Shoot for Las Vegas

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1 April 2014


Basalt Helps Local Boy Shoot for Las Vegas

Favourite Howick local, Basalt recently held a charitable Sunday session, with all proceeds helping local teenager Jackson Harvey get to Las Vegas with the NZ Storm Basketball Squad.

17 year old Jackson Harvey from Cockle Bay has been selected for the NZ Storm Basketball Squad and will be travelling with them to Las Vegas in July. Harvey has Type 1 diabetes but doesn’t let it stand in the way of his dream of being a professional basketball player like his dad ex-Tall Black, Kim Harvey.

The event proved to be a huge success, raising over $3,000 throughout the afternoon, bringing Jackson’s current fundraising total to over $4,600.

Family, friends and locals enjoyed a relaxed afternoon upstairs in Gazebo with meat raffles, auctions and complimentary nibbles, with Basalt also donating $1 from every glass of wine, beer and soft drink sold during the event.

Shane Higginson, General Manager of Basalt is pleased to be able to support this local talent and help him follow his dreams. “It’s great to see someone young like Jackson working hard and not letting anything get in the way of his dreams, and I’m pleased that we could help him raise a huge portion of the money he requires” says Higginson.

Anyone wanting to support Harvey and his fundraising efforts can donate online at http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/diabeticbballer


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