Written by Caroline Ngandu & Junior Ngandu
On Saturday the 10th of March, Hoops 4 Hope organized a tournament for the kids in the Cross Roads townships. The tournament ran from 12pm till 4pm, with 5 teams participating including: S.B.V.U (Crossroad), Cape Waves (Nyanga), Khayelitsha Knights (Khayelitsha), Shaq Squad (Paarl) and C.N.P Thunder (Philipi). The age groups ranged from under12 to under18 boys and girls and there was also a men’s team. There was an amazing turn out, as kids of all ages flooded the center. Some came to participate in the games and others came to cheer their neighbors on. The hall was full of energy, as the kids were running up and down, fully enjoying their Saturday afternoon in each other’s company. Some of the teams such as S.V.B.U were participating for the first time in a tournament. They gave it their all and they played with a lot of passion and motivation. The players gave the audience a good game, and in return, they received a lot of cheering and support throughout the competition.