Ipswich Basketball Club needs your help!
Ipswich Basketball Club supports a large network of local players, supporters and volunteers in the Suffolk community and beyond. Offering basketball to primary schools, U12-U18 junior players, as well as senior level men and women.
2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many sports and clubs across the country, and unfortunately Ipswich Basketball is no different.
The 2019/2020 season came to an abrupt halt and the 2020/2021 season has yet to get started! Ipswich’s many players are without the outlet of the sport they enjoy playing so much.
COVID-19 has impacted every part of our club, from our Under 12 community based primary school sessions, to our elite Senior level competition, each and every one of our members is not only missing out now, but is going to be impacted upon basketballs eventual return to play.
A volunteer club
Ipswich Basketball is a club solely run by volunteers, who work tirelessly to only ensure our large pool of players, who attend the club from all over the Suffolk region, can compete in the sport every weekend, but also ensure the club raises the necessary funds to do so.
For our players to get the necessary play and competition on a regular basis, Ipswich Basketball enters National League competition, which requires high levels of travel all over the country. This unfortunately comes at a heavy cost. Fees, venue hire, and officiating costs are just a part of the overall running of the club. The high travel costs due to our geographical location also drains the club of much of its financial resources, and this is without even considering the newly required PPE and COVID measures that will need to take place upon return.
The impact of COVID-19 has meant that all of Ipswich Basketball Club’s regular fundraiser events have had to be cancelled. The inability to hold fundraisers has and will continue to have huge financial implications on the club, and potentially it’s long term future. Fundraisers, which also includes the attendance of spectators to our senior games, is essential for helping all our players compete.
The volunteers at Ipswich Basketball Club will of course work tirelessly to ensure the worst case to our financial trouble doesn’t happen but the aim of this Crowdfunder page is to make sure their hard work is not in vain. Ipswich Basketball Club is not only looking for help to recuperate the money lost due to the current climate of the world, but also ensure we can run this extensive programme to our large community base both on and off the court for years to come.