Local basketball club Depiro BC will be collaborating with five Mtarfa groups this weekend for ‘Let’s Be Active’ – a sports initiative to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
The collaborating entities will be the Mtarfa Local Council together with the Mtarfa Community Policing team, Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek, Mtarfa Scouts Group, and Baden Powell Scouts Group Mtarfa.
The event, taking place on Saturday, will consist of a walk around Mtarfa for all the family which the public is invited to join at 08.15. The walk will be led by the community policing team and mounted police. Afterwards, local organisations will exhibit their work at the Mtarfa square, including a monkey bridge, abseiling, and pyrography by both scout groups.
The activities will coincide with the last day of the Depiro SibtSport program where children will be taking part in different team building and sports activities. There will be also a basketball event organised by the nursery.
Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek will have a stand with useful information about their services.
In a statement by the club, Depiro said the event will serve to promote the greater good of the community.
“The event will be attracting around 300 people from the community, and we are looking forward to promoting a healthy lifestyle while showcasing all the good work done by these organizations that work in the community,” the statement said.
“This is a beautiful activity where organisations are joining forces to create an event that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing for all the community,” Depiro BC CEO Ruben Baldacchino said.
“This is a first and we will be looking forward to organising more activities in the future in collaboration with these entities for the greater good of the community.”
This is one of numerous corporate social responsibility projects carried out by the club so far, following its most recent Hoop 4 Health program. This program was based in local primary schools with club import player Hannah Johnson producing training sessions at state, church, and independent schools throughout the year.