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SKYCITY Breakers Show Talent Extends Beyond Basketball


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Tuesday 26 February

SKYCITY Breakers Show Talent Extends Beyond Basketball To Help Good Cause

The SKYCITY Breakers are showing their support for young New Zealanders living with cancer at this Thursday’s game against the Adelaide 36ers, and you can too by attending the game and making a donation to youth cancer charity CanTeen.

In addition to that, several Breakers players have indulged their artistic side teaming up with CanTeen member Jessica Hamilton to come up with draft bandanna designs for consideration as part of CanTeen’s annual appeal, Bandanna Challenge.

CanTeen now wants the public’s help to select the winning SKYCITY Breakers design, which will be produced as one of five bandannas for this year’s Bandanna Challenge which will be held from 13-29 September.

The designs will be launched at the Breakers versus Adelaide 36ers game at Vector Arena this Thursday.

If you can’t attend the game, everyone will have an opportunity to check out the final designs and cast their vote on the SKYCITY Breakers’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NZBreakers). Voting opens from 7pm on Thursday, 28 February and will be open for a week, closing at midnight on Thursday, 7 March.

CanTeen National Marketing Manager Kimberley Waters says the organisation is thrilled to have the support of our national basketball team, who are wonderful role models for its members to look up to.

“We’re excited to have the SKYCITY Breakers onboard with this year’s challenge and hope basketball fans across the country vote for their favourite design and wear it with pride at games come September.”

The Breakers join CanTeen Ambassadors Daniel Carter and Maria Tutaia, who will also be creating this year’s designs in collaboration with CanTeen members.

“If you’re in Auckland this Thursday, we encourage you, your friends and family to attend the game as it’s a great night out, plus you’ll also be supporting a valuable cause,” says Ms Waters.
For more information about the game, visit nzbreakers.co.nz.

About CanTeen:
CanTeen is a national peer support organisation for young people aged 13 to 24 living with cancer as a patient, sibling or bereaved sibling. Members are able to share their experiences with other young people who know what it is like to deal with cancer.

Funds raised through CanTeen’s annual Bandanna Challenge go towards providing peer counselling workshops, development and leadership programmes, recreational activities and much more.

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