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Slam dunk for Bunbury Vibe 3on3®

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Vibe Australia staff & local community teachers and volunteers with elders Aunty Melba and Aunty Gloria.

Over 60 teams of enthusiastic students enjoyed a day full of activities and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle at Bunbury’s National Indigenous 3on3® Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge on Wednesday 7 May.

Students from Bunbury and across the surrounding region participated in Bunbury’s second 3on3® at the South West Sports Centre, for a day of 3on3® basketball, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition and a health expo.

For event producer Mayrah Sonter the day was a huge success thanks to the generous support and effort from all involved.

“This is the second time the event has been held in Bunbury and, once again, the community really got behind it. We had so many committee members and volunteers helping out, it was an amazing effort that really made the event fantastic,” she says.

Special guest role model for the day was up and coming local boxer Nathaniel May.

“Nathaniel May is an excellent role model for the kids at the 3on3. He shared his experiences with the kids in the ‘Chat with a Champion’ part of the event and there is no doubt he has made a very positive impact on the students,” Mayrah says.

“Dancers Ryka Satrick and Shari Togo, who have both appeared on Move It Mob Style® were a huge hit with the students as was Rapper Bryte MC and DJ Jimblah.”

Aunty Gloria Dann and Charmaine Bennell welcomed us to country, and the Noyt Kobari Dancers performed a welcome dance, before local Mayor of Bunbury Mr Gary Brennan officially declared the 2014 Bunbury Vibe 3on3® open.

The interactive health expo was a highlight at the 3on3® with 11 local service providers attending to introduce themselves to the kids of Bunbury. They included programs for youth mental health, alcohol and drug information, closing the gap information, anti-smoking messages, careers in health and good diet choices.

The 3on3 crew would like to thank the local sponsors for their support including Bunbury Port Authority, Dardanup Butchering Company, Bunbury Regional Prison, Bakers Delight Bunbury Centrepoint, Bunbury Farmer’s Market, Goomburup Aboriginal Corporation, Bunbury Regional Council, Woolworths South Bunbury and Coles.

“We would like to send a big shout out to the local committee for all their support, as well as to all of the volunteers, students, teachers and health representatives who participated,” she says.

Vibe would like to acknowledge the assistance of “Supporting Communities to Reduce the Risk of Suicide” component of the “Taking Action to Tackle Suicide” Program.

The Vibe 3on3® would not be possible without its Principal Sponsor the Department of Health as well as our sponsors – the Australian Government and our supporters the Jimmy Little Foundation, National Rural Health Students Network, Koori Mail, Deadly Vibe, Deadly Sounds, and Deadly Vibe Wire.


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