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Ballin’ for Eli

19 December, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Elijah Arranz Fundraiser – 19 & 20 December 2015

The Ginninderra Rats have organised a 24-hour basketball fundraiser to raise money and show support for Junior Elijah Arranz and his family, after he was involved in a tragic skydiving accident in late November.

Details for the fundraiser are as follows:

Ballin’ for Eli
Venue: Belconnen Basketball & Sports Centre
Start Time: 12:00pm Saturday 19 December 2015
Finish Time: 12:00pm Sunday 20 December 2015Please see the following note from the Ginninderra Rats:”As you may know a few weeks ago one of our basketball community members was injured in a skydiving accident. Elijah Arranz received multiple fractures to his body and is currently in an induced coma at Westmead Children’s Hospital.Elijah is a generous boy, someone who has already shown his willingness to help others, and so one of Elijah’s friends has taken it upon himself to organise an event to raise funds that will help Elijah in recovering from his injuries.

We have arranged a basketball event at the Belconnen Basketball and Sports Centre. It is intended as a family oriented event with games going hopefully for a full 24 hours. Also included will be a dunk contest, a three point shootout and a basketball skills event.

How to be involved:

Teams can register by age group, or be of mixed age, be boys teams or girls teams or mixed teams. We have also had many families entering as teams.

The cost to register a team is $50, with a minimum of 5 players, and no maximum. Games will run for 55 minutes. Individuals can also register and we will combine them into teams, to play once we have enough registrations. You can also register for the other events through the website (the link can be found below).

If you want to register to help out, there will be a range of jobs that you can register your interest for, including Referees, Supervision and Front Door.

We have already had many kind offers of support and I would like to thank Basketball ACT and Café Bounce/2617 (who have offered to keep the kiosk open for coffee and food during the event as well as promoting the event in a range of ways).

Ginninderra Rats will keep you informed by sending out updates as we get closer to the event. Please pass this on through Club and School networks, and to anyone else who may be interested. If you have any questions or want out find out more please contact Adam Cooper on 0466 695 841.”

Please show your support for Elijah by participating in the fundraiser!The organising committee have requested that participants please register as soon as practicable in order to organise a timetable of games and events.

For more information, and/or to register, please click this link. A Facebook Event for the fundraiser can be found by clicking here.


19 December, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ginninderra Rats-Adam Cooper