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Hoy helps realize hoop dream

Hoy helps realize hoop dream

Basketball fever is at an all time high on the Sunshine Coast, thanks to the efforts of Bob Hoy who has been nurturing a small group of boys for the past several summers. But a lack of regulation height nets at the Roberts Creek School meant that Creeker kids had to bus to the new Gibsons Elementary School outdoor courts just to play ball.

On the initiative of a young Noah Woodin, a basketball enthusiast, the plan was set in motion to come up with the money for new 10-foot-high outdoor nets at Roberts Creek school. The dream was realized, thanks to the generous community sponsors who came forward: David Longman, Gibsons Rotary Club, Dennis Turenne, Bill Humphries, and Bob Hoy.

There was a shortfall in funds for the final amount so a committed crew of young local basketball players gathered pledges for a 10K run which took place on a recent rainy Sunday, and raised almost $1,500.

Students are now raising money to have lines painted on the court.  Submitted

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