Riders Hype to bring basketball showcase to Leicester city centre

Leicester Riders are hosting a fun-filled family event in partnership with Leicester-based clothing brand HYPE, Basketball England and Leicester City Council next Saturday. 

It will take place at Humberstone Gate on 10 July between 10am and 5:30pm with Leicester Riders Foundation players of all ages showcasing their talent on the purpose-built basketball court in the city centre.  

Members of the public will be able to try their hand at basketball, win prizes and learn how to juggle from professionals Tarryn Algar and Laszlo Puskas.

From 4-5pm there will be a celebrity 3v3 tournament with representatives from Leicester Riders and other Leicester sports clubs and local media personnel taking part. The day will be concluded with a dunk contest with UK Dunk Champion Joel Henry at 5pm.

Alongside the basketball court will be an activity zone and the Riders will be taking along the British Basketball League trophy they won this season, as well as the Women’s British Basketball League Cup that the team won for the first time.  

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