Thursday, October 4, 2012

YMCA World Challenge: Hoop Springs Eternal!

The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg will join Ys from 70 countries around the world on October 13th for the World Challenge: Hoop Springs Eternal.

The goal of Hoop Springs Eternal is to gather 5 million people worldwide to set a world record for number of people shooting a basketball in one day.  At the same time, the event will be used to share the YMCA story and how the organization works across the globe to strengthen communities and leadership in young people.

The Challenge officially begins at 8h00, local time, in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii at 17h00.  Photos and videos of activities around the world will be shared through social media. 

Why basketball?
Did you know basketball was invented by the YMCA in 1891? Now one of the most popular sports in the world, basketball is used to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as to empower youth.

The Winnipeg event will be hosted by the Y Leaders as part of their Leaders Jamboree at the Downtown Branch!

11:00 am – Noon
The gym will be split into two halves. One side will have a
pick-up game, while the other has a skills competition.

Noon – 1:00 pm
Join the Y Leaders for a full court game of King’s Court! 

Follow the World Alliance of YMCAs on Facebook and Twitter to see what is planned around the world!

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