Success for Chanel Student

In July, Chanel College student Drew MacDonald is going to Arizona in the United States of America to play basketball in the American Basketball Invitational tournament as a member of the Nga Hau e Wha Maori youth Basketball team. Last Friday Mrs Rosie Gould, the Chanel College basketball co-ordinator, supported by parents, staff and students, organized a fundraiser for Drew to help him on his way. It took the form of a 12 - hour basketball tournament. $1450 was raised on the day and will go towards the $4500 Drew needs for the trip. Drew has been fortunate in that he has received sponsorship from Mitre 10 Mega and Katrina Sigvertsen from ProActive Massage. It just shows what can be achieved in a supportive environment, with some hard work and determination. We wish Drew well for his trip.

                                                                                          Below is the article that appeared in the local press.