Apunipima Sponsors Basketball All-Stars for Second Year Running

 In News

Apunipima Cape York Health Council are pleased to announce the sponsoring of the Australian Indigenous All-Stars Men’s National Basketball Team for the second year running.

As the 2017 naming sponsors, Apunipima will work with the All-Stars to promote their local ‘Don’t Make Smoke’s Your Story’ and ‘Sugary Drinks Proper No Good – Drink More Water Youfla’ campaigns across Cape York Communities.

Apunipima Acting CEO Paula Arnol is excited for the organisation to be sponsoring the All-Stars for the second year, saying “The athletes are good role models as they promote healthy lifestyles which fits in well with our two current social marketing campaigns – ‘Don’t Make Smoke’s Your Story’ and ‘Sugary Drinks Proper No Good – Drink More Water Youfla.

The sponsorship will allow the national representative side to travel to Canada later this year to compete in the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge.

All-Stars Head Coach Joel Khalu said, “The Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars National Team are thrilled to be renewing this partnership with Apunipima Cape York Health Council.”

“We are very proud to be associated with Apunipima and are honoured to help endorse the positive messages they promote and the outstanding work they do in Cape York communities.”

“Without their support our team wouldn’t be travelling to Canada for the upcoming World Indigenous Basketball Challenge in August, so we are definitely grateful.”

“It’s certainly a big year for Australian Indigenous Basketball with the World Championships in Vancouver and then the Trans-Tasman series against the New Zealand Maori National team later in the year and we are excited to have Apunipima with us for the journey.”

The All-Stars will also be competing in the 4th Annual Trans-Tasman Series against the New Zealand Maori Men’s National Team, which is set to take place in Cairns later this year.

Pictured: Apunipima Acting CEO Paula Arnol, and All-Stars Head Coach Joel Khalu signing sponsorship deal.