City YMCA London aim to break record
YMCA CHALLENGES LOCAL COMMUNITY TO HELP SET NEW WORLD RECORD
City YMCA London is calling for members of the local community to join them on Saturday 13 October at Highbury Fields Basketball Courts, 12-4pm, to set a new world record.
City YMCA London is taking part in the YMCA’s worldwide record attempt for the largest number of people shooting basketball hoops in one day.
Invented at a YMCA in 1891, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and the YMCA has used it as a way to empower people and promote a healthy life style for many years.
As well as the record attempt City YMCA London will be celebrating its work by staging sports contests, youth workshops and many other cultural activities.
Gillian Bowen, Chief Executive of City YMCA London said: “The YMCA World Challenge is a great way for local people to come together as a community and take part in something new and exciting. We hope the event will give everyone the chance to shoot a hoop and also find out what their local YMCA is doing for their community.”
The Challenge, which aims to gather 5 million people in YMCAs across the world, officially starts at 8am local time, in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii at 5pm local time following the time zone progression around the globe.
Events are open to everyone so if you are interested in taking part, or want to show your support for the work of you local YMCA, please contact Gillian Bowen on: 0207 382 5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org