Our NBL1 Rangers are finally BACK after over a month off the court, ready for a huge Round 11 matchup with the Albury-Wodonga Bandits!
We’ll be supporting Lifeline Australia as part of the NBL1 & Basketball Victoria’s Mental Health Round initiative which has already been a fantastic success over the past week. All of our players will be wearing something Orange and we’re encouraging our fans to do the same in a show of solidarity for those battling with mental health issues.
After the success of Victoria Biyendolo’s boots, supporting Breast Cancer Trials, we’ll be placing a special Orange Top Hat with patrons encouraged to donate their door entry change to support Lifeline.
Lifeline Australia provides all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope, and can be reached any time by calling 13 11 14.
You can now donate direct to Lifeline via SMS throughout this week, to donate text NBL1 to 0488 822 250.
DBA is also in the position to support our community with two fabulous well-being officers, Jenny Phillips and Miranda Blok. Jenny has an extensive background and years of experience in the area of pastoral care, including within multi-faith and culturally diverse communities and Miranda brings her years of experience of coaching and supporting people in a professional environment to help improve their mental health and general well-being.
We encourage the DBA community to lean on our Chaplaincy services if they at any time find themselves faced with challenging life circumstances or struggling emotionally. Our Chaplains are committed to providing sustainable care strategies for individuals/teams, providing a safe confidential space where individuals can access support, proved care for people in distress, help individuals and clubs navigate grief & loss and supporting the association in building a strong, healthy community.
To get in touch with Jenny please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0401 438 425 (Jenny) or 0402 037 085 (Miranda).
THIS WEEK’S NBL1 EVENT – SUPPORTING LIFELINE AUSTRALIA
Event Date: Saturday July 3rd
Doors Open: 5:00PM
Women Tip Off: 6:00PM
Men Tip Off: 8:00PM
Tickets: Available now via Intix