Lazyboys Basketball - Community Sports Hall Refurb

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This project finished on Thursday the 12th of November, 2015

£5,752 was raised by 30 supporters — that's teamwork!


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We want to raise £7,000 in order to refurbish and upgrade our facilities at The Park community Centre in Knowle, to benefit the whole community

Our aim:

We want to raise £7,000 in order to refurbish and upgrade our facilities at The Park community Centre in Knowle (a registered charity). The benefits of safer and improved facilities will not only benefit our members,  but also many other community groups who use these facilities. We are passionate about enabling  positive change in people's lives through sport.

Our vision:

The £7,000 will allow us to:

  • Upgrade our two main basketball hoops and backboards to top quality, extendable locking, spring loaded, regulation standard basketball hoops. These will be safer, more durable, easier to use, and more fun to play with!
  • Install an electronic multi-sports scoreboard into the sports hall which will enable the venue to be used for casual and competitive games. This will transform the venue and make it much more attractive to use for basketball, badminton, netball, football and any other sport which requires you to keeps core!
  • Buy new kit for the team and support local businesses through sponsorship (see our "Michael Jordan", "culinary dunker" and "Phil Jackson" packages on the right of this page)
     

"Lazyboys is an excellent community for people like me. Full time, stressed out professionals juggling work, family, money and everything else on top. The club's ethos is that even under these circumstances, your health is important, and sport can still be accessed...So glad this club exists."

Why it matters:

Public Health England's Everybody Active Everyday framework[1] states that around 50% of women and 33% of men are damaging their health as a result of physical inactivity, costing the UK economy an estimated £7bn a year. Our club has tapped into a social demographic of adults, many of whom would otherwise be risking their health through lack of physical activity. The branding, product and philosophy of Lazyboys therefore has enormous potential to facilitate better health outcomes and change people's lives.

"At 35, I thought my days of playing Basketball were over.  I’d searched long and hard for a local team but the level of competitiveness (and skill!) was just too high...so the Lazyboys model works for me perfectly. As a Type 2 Diabetic, exercise is a huge part of my control regime, and Lazyboys is an affordable and accessible way to remain active and healthy."

Why should I give some cash?

Lazyboys provides the only opportunity for people above 18 to play entry to intermediate level basketball in a fun and inclusive environment where improving health and achieving your goals is a genuine priority. We are proud to have taken the club from a hairbrain idea to a thriving social enterprise over the past 3 years completely independently. Sport England and Basketball England sadly allocate no cash to support clubs like ours, with the overwhelming majority of funding going to youth projects. We think that funders are missing a trick here, and desperately need your help in order to spread this message: inactivity is bad for your health and costs the NHS money...prevention is better than cure!

We also want to give something back as a means of thanks for your support - check out our awesome range of packages and donate today!

"This club is brilliant and deserves to be recognised and supported, it is by far the best example of an all inclusive basketball club that I know of, and has enabled me to return to the sport after 15 years"

 


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/everybody-active-every-day-a-framework-to-embed-physical-activity-into-daily-life

 

£5,752

pledged of £7,000 goal (GBP)

83% pledged

29

backers

This project ended on Thursday the 12th of November, 2015

This is a take what you raise project. At the end of the funding period the project owner receives all of the pledged funds.

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£1 – £any donation

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Any donation is much appreciated! Please use this package to pledge any amount you wish. It all helps and we will love you for it!

£10 – The "back-garden hoop shooter"

2 people want this

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Be the envy of everyone at the supermerket with an exclusive promotional Lazyboys £1 trolleycoin made from recycled plastic &

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£20 – The "Vicky Park Rudeboy"

11 people want this

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High quality Lazyboys soft cotton TShirt in your size, screenprinted in Bristol by Elusive Press

Choice of colour: Grey, White, Red or Blue

Shoutout on facebook and twitter plus £1 trolleycoin

£40 – The Streetballer

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High quality Lazyboys 'streetstyle' 100% cotton hoodie with internally-woven Phone/Mp3 pouch and headphone holes. Screenprinted in Bristol by Elusive Press

Choice of colour: Grey, White, Red or Blue in your size

& £1 trolleycoin and houtout on facebook/twitter

£200 – The "Phil Jackson" Business Package

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Logo on our website for 12 months which receives over 10k hits a year

5 x High quality Lazyboys soft cotton TShirts in your size, screenprinted in Bristol by Elusive Press

Get your business logo on our new supersize wall-hung club banner at The Park Sports Centre

Provision of excellent Corporate Social Responsibility statement for your business

£600 – The "Culinary Dunker" catering/bar/restaurant package

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Get your business logo on our new supersize wall-hung club banner at The Park Sports Centre

We will dine, drink or (hopefully both) at your establishment for one of our outrageously well-humoured socials*

Large logo on our website for 12 months which received over 10k hits per year

*This element of the pledge applies to Bristol-based establishments only

£1,500 – The "Michael Jordan"

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Become our main sponsor with your business name big and bold on our team kit and website for 12 months; Get your logo on a supersize wall-hung banner at The Park Sports Centre; Exclusive fun training session for up to 15 employees in your business with team photoshoot; Monthly tweets to promote your endorsement
Provision of excellent Corporate Social Responsibility statement for your business

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