WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: WARWICKSHIRE Bears have announced a new partnership with Sainsbury’s.
The club has teamed up with the Marshall Lake store after being selected as the official fundraising partner.
The partnership will allow the club to raise much-needed funds to help with recruitment, equipment and general day-to-day running of the club.
Bears coach Tom Masterson said: “I’m delighted that the Bears have been chosen as the store charity for Sainsbury’s.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to raise much needed funds and hopefully the customers of Sainsbury’s will be able to interact with the Bears and see exactly what we do.”
Tony Kenny, Sainsbury’s Marshall Lake manager, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Bears as our charity of the year.
“Our customers and colleagues work well together to raise funds in the local community.”
Elsewhere, two of the club’s rising stars will experience their first taste of regional competition after being selected to represent the West Midlands Under 15s squad.
Tom Masterson Jnr and Ellen Fraser are embarking on their first regional basketball campaign.
And Bears’ Under 15s coach Jacob Robinson failed to hide his delight.
He said: ” We are immensely proud of how far our Bear Cubs have come this season.
“We wish Tom and Ellen the best of luck in such a new and exciting step in their basketball careers.”
The Bears are also set to launch a new Saturday junior and development training session at Warwickshire Sports College.
The sessions will enable an expansion of Bears’ satellite team and provide an inclusive environment for newcomers to the sport.