30 October 2017


Te Maru o Mauao partnered with HoopNation over Labour Weekend to roster 70+ volunteers onto 13 score benches across five different venues over a 3 day period. The grades ranged from under 13s to Elite Men and Women.

Volunteer co-ordinator Shirley-Marie says “It was an exciting challenge figuring out a score bench roster of this size and ensuring everyone knew where they needed to be to cover the 300 games. It was a lot of hard work coupled with some amazing volunteers who just kept giving and giving, and of course the atmosphere at HoopNation was electric with great sounds and some awesome basketball. Volunteers are the backbone and powerhouse to making an event of this size successful and working with Paul Berridge and KJ Allen Co-founders of HoopNation was a privilege.

HoopNation co-founder Paul Berridge said

“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all who made this year’s event such a huge success. We are also humbled by, and appreciate your feedback and your support. The growth potential moving forward looks like 2018 will be even bigger.”