Night Hoops program wins Impact100 Fremantle grant


Night Hoops’ Paul Malone and Griffin Longley.
Night Hoops’ Paul Malone and Griffin Longley.

A PROGRAM helping at-risk youth through Saturday night basketball has won the 2016 Impact100 Fremantle grant.

The Night Hoops program, which aims to give 12 to 18-year- olds from Fremantle and Cockburn a safe and engaging activity, took out the Fremantle Foundation’s Impact100 major grant of $100,000.

Fremantle Foundation chief executive Dylan Smith said donors voted for the organisation as an ideal example of this year’s theme – promoting cultural and social connection.

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“Griffin (Longley), Paul (Malone) and the team at Night Hoops do incredible work running their inclusion program for at-risk youth and receiving this grant will hopefully be a real game-changer for them,” he said.

“We’re excited to be involved with Night Hoops’ journey over the next 24 months and beyond.

“Our focus now goes towards building Impact100 Fremantle for next year and we want to grow the culture of giving and philanthropy in Fremantle.”

Finalists Fremantle Men’s Shed, Museum of Moving Objects and the Perth Symphony Orchestra all received a $5000 grant.

The new Night Hoops season has just started at Wally Hagan Stadium in Hamilton Hill. Visit www.nighthoops.org.