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Surrey Scorchers' Comic Relief marathon

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Surrey Scorchers' Comic Relief marathon

Published at 6:02am 24th March 2017.

Surrey's basketball team is doing its bit for Comic Relief today... as it takes to the court for a marathon session.

In a first for the Surrey Scorchers, the club is shooting hoops for 24 hours to raise funds for the charity.

Our very own Peter Gordon's starting it all off at midday - by taking part in the walking basketball.

Guildford's mayor will also be there...

Assistant coach Dan Gayle tells us Gordon Jackson will hopefully be joining in during the first team's session: "I am trying my best to see if I can take a kit in his size and see if he can play with the big boys but I don't know - I haven't asked just going to spring it as a surprise."

He says there is something for everyone: "Especially through the sport of basketball that is accessible to a lot of different people - and comic relief is a really good cause to promote sport and help out those in need."


Event highlights include:

* Surrey Scorchers professional BBL basketball team are holding an open training

* Exciting 1on1 basketball competition with cash prize.

* A Junior Tournament for the smaller 'ballers.

* Over '50s teams kick start the event with Walking Basketball.

* University of Surrey students take to the court.

* An open "Basketball Jam" for members of the public to play.

* Competitions to raise money for Comic Relief with prizes donated by local




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