A big CONGRATULATIONS to Night Hoops which last night was awarded the $ 100,000 Impact 100 grant by the Fremantle Foundation.
Night Hoops was conceived by Griffith Longley to try to take kids off the streets at night and give them something to do under supervision, with mentors, serve them a meal, play basketball, and give the kids a safe bus drive home.
This very popular program in Fremantle and Cockburn is run by dedicated volunteers and with sponsorship, so the big grant will help them to achieve even more.
Impact 100 is a project where 100 people are asked to donate $ 1,000 each and the total sum of that is then awarded to a community organisation each year.
I am delighted the so very worthwhile and effective Night Hoops received this year’s grant. Well done Griff and all involved. You are my kind of heroes!!
There is the opportunity today, Saturday July 30 to have a lot of fun while supporting the Fremantle Foundation‘s IMPACT 100 project by going to FREO DE JANEIRO at Little Creatures in the Fishing Boat Harbour.
It’s on from 12 noon till late, so dress up for a good old Carnivale!
The third annual Urban Adventure Race Fremantle is set to be held on Sunday 1st of March, 2015 at The Esplanade in Fremantle.
This urban adventure race features 5 disciplines: a 750m Ocean Swim, 15km Mountain Bike, 4km Trail Run, 3km/4.5km Ocean Paddle and an 8km Coast Run, in a triathlon style event suitable for competitors with a range of abilities.
Competitors are challenged across multiple terrains around the Fremantle area, racing individually or as a part of a team. This fun adventure race is the first of its kind as it features an urban setting.
Fremantle and its surrounds offer the ideal setting for urban adventure racing thanks to a vast range of terrain and the beautiful coastline. Each of the 5 legs follow a different course around the Fremantle area, all starting and ending at The Esplanade. While on course competitors will take in areas including the Roundhouse, South Beach and Fishing Boat Harbour.
The Urban Adventure Race Fremantle is proud to continue the partnership with the Fremantle Foundation in 2015.
Through this partnership, the Urban Adventure Race Fremantle helps to raise funds for the Fremantle Foundation to allow them to address important social issues in the greater area of Fremantle, including homelessness, mental wellbeing and disadvantaged young people
An example of the Fremantle Foundation’s work is the 100 Hampton Road project run by FORM. In 2015, 192 residents of this lodging house will network by sharing meals together, take part in cooking classes and engage with the wider community to help build a better life for themselves.
When you give through the Fremantle Foundation you are improving the lives of others, both now and for future generations.
Register Now at http://www.vadventurerace.com.au/