Basketball role models help promote partnership with CAFS

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Ballarat Rush player Molly Matthews, CAFS community engagement coordinator Seb Claassen and Ballarat Miner Sam Short at the CAFS donation point at the Minerdome. Picture: Lachlan Bence

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Ballarat Rush player Molly Matthews, CAFS community engagement coordinator Seb Claassen and Ballarat Miner Sam Short at the CAFS donation point at the Minerdome. Picture: Lachlan Bence

Homegrown talent Sam Short and Molly Matthews are the faces of a new partnership between Basketball Ballarat and Child and Family Services Ballarat. 

CAFS community engagement coordinator Seb Claassen said the basketball stars were chosen because they were role models and represented that local connection.

“It’s great for CAFS to get involved with a huge local sporting association like Basketball Ballarat,” he said.

“It is truly a community connection for CAFS because we provide services for 6500 families in Ballarat each year and Basketball Ballarat draws families from across our region as well.”

A Minerdome donation point is designed to spread awareness and maximise fundraising opportunities throughout the basketball season. 

“It’s a huge community activity and every competition from the South East Australian Basketball League right down to the junior tournaments puts CAFS in front of a big audience and gives us a good chance to engage with the community,” Mr Claassen said.

“We encourage people to get involved.”