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Oxford Attack Basketball Learning From The London Lightning

The Oxford Attack Basketball Club is building connections with the London Lightning

WOODSTOCK - The Oxford Attack Basketball Club got a chance to take in a National Basketball League game in London to see the Lightning take on the Orangeville A's.

One hundred fifty players and their families attended the game last month. The players were even given pre game use of the court to showcase their skills. Sponsorship and Fundraising coordinator for the Attack Shannon Roberts told Heartfm that taking in the game was more a team building event than a fundraiser.

"We recently went to a London Lightning basketball game. A club building event, we don't do it as a fundraiser it's more to celebrate as a team. We did that on the 30th of March, because of that we have the opportunity to do two evenings of practice drills with London Lightning players."

The two practices will happen later this month and are available to 150 player ticket holders. This is the first opportunity of it's kind for the Oxford Attack to be coached by the professional team and Roberts says the players can't wait to get started.

"They're pretty excited. The response has been really good. They'll get to interact, a few London Lightning players are actually going to run practice drills at their facility with them and interact with them."

Roberts says that she reached out to the Lightning with the idea a year ago and they were very receptive.

"I actually approached them last year, I had did an event in the past with the Raptors and decided last year to look into the London Lightning. We're always about finding opportunities that are accessible for everyone. When we approached the London Lightning they were hugely receptive."

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