Bugolobi, a surburb in Kampala, will be the latest beneficiary of A1 Challenge basketball team’s outreach program.
The club identified facilities in the region where to build and refurbish basketball courts, if we are to go with what the club manager said.
Speaking to this website, A1’s manager Carol Kisukye revealed: “As we celebrate 20yrs, one of our objectives for the next 5 years is to build, revamp or refurbish basketball courts in communities in a bid to further promote youth development and life skills using basketball as a vehicle.”
The club received Sh10M from online betting firm 1X Bet as part of the gaming’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
Kisukye believes that the program will provide youth with the opportunity to acquire life skills that will enhance their lifestyle.
Kisukye commended 1X bet for a good heart towards developing local basketball and sports in general.
1X bet’s operation manager Anthony Dhabangi, noted that the move is intended to not only promote sports but also develop societies as well as Basketball is one of the ticket to opportunity.
It was revealed that in Bugolobi, many youths have been playing basketball on slippery rubble. The development will provide joy and physical wellness to the kids.
This year, the club has marked 20 years in existence. A-1 Challenge was founded in 1998, they have one league title which they won in 2005.
The team’s main objective is to create a forum for the promotion of youth development and the dissemination of life skills for the girl child in Uganda.