The World Alliance YMCA will try and set a new world record through the YMCA World Challenge on 13 October this year.
The YMCA World Challenge titled “Hoop Springs Eternal” is a coordinated activity of throwing basketballs which is expected to mobilise 5 million people worldwide.
The YMCA event is celebrating an international impact of the work the YMCA engages in to empower young people through its change model of “Space, Transformation and Impact.”
Invented in the YMCA in 1890, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and it has been used as a tool for the YMCA Challenge to empower people and promote a healthy life style worldwide.
The YMCA Challenge starts at 8h00, local time in New Zealand, and ends in Hawaii at 17h00 following the time zone progression. Community activities such as sports, recreation, concerts, festivals and photo exhibitions will be scheduled for the duration of the worldwide event.
Various communities and cultures will be connected by live broadcasting and other forms of social media during the day.
The World Alliance of YMCAs is a global ecumenical Movement reaching 58 million people in 119 countries worldwide.
For more information on how your community can be involved please contact your local YMCA branch.
All YMCA braches nationally can be found at ymca.org.au