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Str Cdr and Hoops4Hope: Bringing Hope to Communities

By on September 20, 2010 in News

On the 24th of September at the renovated Cape Town station, STR.CRD.CPT kicking it with Sportscene puts a hi-top between hoops and hip-hop, mashes up skateboarding, break-dancing and beats, alongside pop-up stores featuring the latest ranges from top international sneaker and street-wear brands.

Bringing you the ultimate homage to urban fashion’s ultimate accessory: the sneaker, STR.CRD.CPT kicking it with Sportscene hosts international sneaker icons: sneaker expert – Bobbito Garcia, London based sneaker customiser – Alex Nash also know as Nash Money and Los Angeles hip-hop trendsetter and founder of Frolab – ShuChef.

As South Africa’s first-ever sneaker-head showcase, this daylong event brought to you by Project Freeagent starts at 12:00PM and features workshops, b-boy and skateboarding competitions, graffiti installations, live performances and South Africa’s first sneaker swap meet.

CPT kicking it with Sportscene will also be collecting second hand shoes to donate to Hoops for Hope. Attendees will be encouraged to drop any pair of decent condition sneakers in the STR.CRD Kick.Bin to gain free entry into the event.

THE DAY BEFORE: 23rd September 2010-09-17

Str Cdr & Hoops4Hope: Bringing Hope to Communities

Hoops4Hope is a non-profit organization that uses sport (basketball and soccer specifically) as a tool to teach underprivileged youth lifeskills and HIV & Aids awareness. Hoops4Hope reaches over 10 000 youth in disadvantaged communities, partnering with over 150 schools, shelters and community groups in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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Legendary New York DJ, streetballer and winner of Hoops4Hope’s Ubuntu award, Bobbito García, will be hosting a BASKETBALL CLINIC with Gugulethu youth.

Date: Thursday, 23 September

Time: 14:45-15:30

Venue: The Rainbow Centre in Gugulethu

Directions: N2 from Cape Town towards airport (CTIA) take exist Duinefontein off-ramp (exit15). Turn right at traffic lights onto Duinefontein. At second traffic lights after bridge turn left onto Klipfontein. Continue straight over bridge. Across first traffic lights after bridge (NY108) and take first left onto NY115 (MZOLIs). Drive straight down to t-junction and turn right. Take the first left. Then take the second right onto NY135 and first left onto NY 136. Rainbow Centre is on the right.

CELEBS vs. All-Stars

Come and witness celebrities in an ALL STARS vs. CELEBS Charity Game. Celebrities from all over, including Bobbito, former professional player Thierry KitaSiya(VUZU Entertainment), Good Hope FM, Kaizer Tsosane (the Man Show)  many more, as they take on local basketball stars as a fundraiser and awareness for Hoops4Hope.

Date: Thursday, 23 September

Time: 19h00

Venue: CPUT Multi Purpose Hall

Cnr Keizergracht Street and Tennant Street

Halftime entertainment will include B-Boying, Dance Offs and an And 1 skills challenge. Prizes will be available, including the opportunity to win tickets to the STR CRD sneaker convention. No entrance fee: however donations are welcomed.

23rd Sept 2010 Strd Crd & H4H (PDF document)

Article supplied by Matthew Skade and edited by Victor Shakineza

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