Best of British Basketball to Descend Upon Eastleigh for Bev Guymon Fundraiser -

Best of British Basketball to Descend Upon Eastleigh for Bev Guymon Fundraiser

Some of the top Under-18 junior teams, along with BBL legends and current BBL teams will descend upon Fleming Park, Eastleigh on Saturday 14th September to raise funds for pancreatic and liver cancer research on behalf of Bev Guymon.

Guymon, co-founder and coach at Solent Kestrels, England Basketball Southern Region Development Manager and wife of former player and coaching legend Jimmie Guymon, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February and after undergoing a 6 hour operation is now beginning her recovery. Bev has organised a festival of basketball with all proceeds going to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Research and Detection, (L.A.P. R&D), a charity founded by Mr. Mo Abu Hilal – the surgeon who performed Guymon’s life-saving operation.

The day will commence at 12 noon with a junior tournament featuring teams from Solent, Manchester, Bristol, Barking Abbey and Lewisham (which will be free to watch). At 6pm a Solent Stars vets team will take on a celebrity/medical team, bringing Fleming Park back to the glory days of the early 1980’s including some of their former all star players from the teams that dominated British Basketball at the time. The main event, commencing at 8pm, is a showcase game between BBL sides, Sheffield Sharks and London Lions, who both made last season’s BBL playoffs.

“I wanted to give something back to my surgeon and his team who have literally saved my life,” said Bev. “I am so grateful to friends and colleagues from the UK basketball family who have come together to pack this day full of top quality basketball for the local community to enjoy whilst at the same time raising funds for this urgent cause”.

The event promises to be a family-friendly evening and will include entertainment, competitions and basketball of the highest level with all proceeds donated to Liver and Pancreatic Research and Development.

Tickets are available now to purchase from [email protected] and are £8 for adults and £5 for under 16s and Solent Kestrel family members.

If you cannot attend the event you can support the charity by sponsoring Bev at her Virgin Money Giving page.

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