Sawtell Rotary’s basketball gifts to local schools

Sawtell Rotary Youth Director Alan Freedman, Boambee Public School Principal Phillip Maunder and Highgrove Bathrooms Director Rod Baldock with students Jack Wales, Jordan Foster and Jordy Schley.

ONE hundred basketballs have been donated to eight local schools through the Rotary Club of Sawtell’s Youth Program.

The bag-fulls of basketballs have been distributed between Boambee Primary, Sawtell Primary, Bonville Primary, Bayldon Primary, Toormina Primary, Toormina High, Coffs Harbour Christian Community School as well as the Coffs Harbour PCYC.

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The balls were gifted to the Rotary Club of Sawtell by Highgrove Bathrooms, whose owner/director Rod Baldock serves as Community Service Director at the club.

Rod and co-owner/director Charles Calderon have been donating the basketballs to the local schools and communities since the Coffs Harbour store opened in 2020.

“We are proud co-owners and locals of Coffs Harbour, and believe it is important to support and engage with the community, particularly for our youth encouraging them to play sport, form great relationships and gain confidence within a sporting and cultural environment,” said Rod.

Rotary Club of Sawtell’s Youth Director, Alan Freedman told News Of The Area, “The idea for distributing the balls to students is to get them outside and play instead of sitting inside on their computers etc.

“Ball playing in schools and at home is still very popular so this should be an encouragement to them.

“All schools were very appreciative indeed when we made the deliveries this week,” he said.


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