We are collecting old used trainers and athletic shoes of all sizes that are used but in good condition for the disadvantaged youth of Equatorial Guinea. The youth of Equatorial Guinea will participate in a basketball tournament organised by the Basketball Federation of Lanzarote.
In 2013 the first basketball tournament organised by the Lanzarote Basketball Federation was held in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. It was a wonderful and inspiring success. Over 200 children aged 12-18 years from disadvantaged families took part in a very exciting tournament which was sponsored by the Foundation of Hermanos Martinez. This year, the second of tournament will take place at the end of July 2014 in two cities Malabo and Bata.
We are proud to have a deposit box in the Sailfish Test Centre in Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise and we ask anyone who has old athletic shoes, basketball boots or running shoes of all sizes in good condition to please bring them to the Sailfish shop in Sands Beach Resort before the 30th May 2014. We would particularly appeal to any of our visitors coming to Lanzarote for training or for the Ironman to have a look and bring along any old running shoes they may have finished with and are not using anymore. This is a wonderful cause with great results for the children of Equatorial Guinea.
There will be other areas to donate the shoes as follows before the 30th May 2014.
Bienestar Social del Cabildo de Lanzarote, in Club La Santa, in Hotel Sands Beach de Costa Teguise, in Ciudad Deportiva Lanzarote, in Club de Baloncesto Conejero, in Club de Baloncesto Grubati, in Club de Baloncesto Magec Tias, in Club de Baloncesto Tinyata, in Club de Baloncesto Tizziri-Tinajo, in Colegio Santa María de Los Volcanes, in Escuela de Árbitros de Baloncesto and in Club de Balonmano San José Obrero.
We ask everyone to use this opportunity to have a big clear out and donate all the used athletic shoes by 30th of May to this great and worthy cause by dropping them off at any of the places above.
Please remember one step in your old shoes can make all the difference to these children´s lives.