THANK YOU to our sponsors volunteers players performers celebrities & guests, the BBL and the O2 Arena, and last but not least the fabulous crowd for your awesome support and for making HOOPS AID 2015 such a spectacular event! We hope you enjoyed it.
The final hooter has sounded for Hoops Aid 2015 and the BBL Play-Off Finals. Congratulations to the Newcastle Eagles for winning their fourth play-off title, and commiserations to the London Lions. A noisy 14,700 crowd saw some exciting, competitive and entertaining basketball in the fabulous O2 Arena – a befitting spectacle for a great sport.
And Hoops Aid made it into the biggest basketball extravaganza for the British game, with a wheelchair game featuring Paralympian and Help for Heroes basketball teams, followed by an All-Star celebrity game. All of this was punctuated by performances from Flawless, EcKSell, Jon Moses, the Midnight Heat Cheerleaders and the Royal British Legion Band & Corps of Drums Romford with soldiers from the Coldstream Guards. What a line up!
Here’s a montage of some of the images taken on the day by Graham Hodges…
This is a major fundraising event for the Sports Traider Charity, so if you would like to offer a donation then please text HOOP15 £5 to 70070, substituting the amount accordingly. All donations, however large or small, will be gratefully received and will be used to fund projects and initiatives that help disadvantaged youngsters participate in a sporting activity.
|13:56||Hoops Aid teams announced with images on screen|
|14:00||Hoops Aid teams enter the arena Led in by the The Royal British Legion Band & Corps of Drums Romford accompanied by soldiers from the Coldstream Guards|
|14:03||Opening speech by Sports Traider founder and CEO, Lance Haggith|
|14:04||HOOPS AID GAME 1
Wheelchair basketball featuring Paralympians and Help for Heroes soldiers(20 mins)
|14:14||Half time entertainment by Midnight Heat Cheerleaders|
|14:26||Dance routine performed by FLAWLESS|
|14:28||HOOPS AID GAME 2
Pro-Celebrity All Stars (40 mins)
|14:48||Half time performance by Midnight Heat Cheerleaders|
|15:10||ECKSELL performs Hoops Aid anthems
‘Dreamz’ followed by an exclusive first live performance of his new single
|15:16||Basketball Foundation shoot-out|
|15:25||BBL Play-off Final teams enter the arena Warm up on court while the BBL Dancers entertain|
|15:52||Teams introduced to the crowd|
|15:54||National Anthem, sung by Jon Moses|
|16:00||BBL PLAY-OFF FINAL|
|16:42||Half time entertainment, including another performance by FLAWLESS|
|17:45||Presentations on court – Losing Finalists, MVP, Winners|
|18:00||Hoops Aid VIP After Party and Fundraising Night at INDIGO at The O2|