13 Year old Lewis from Lancing is an extremely talented basketball player who works really hard to get better. Lewis has had a hard time over the last few years and finds Basketball is a huge outlet. His Starr Trust award will pay for Lewis to attend the Barcelona Camp with Sussex Bears, as well as training, equipment and league fees for the year.
“I am shocked and so happy, I can’t stop smiling, this is really going to help me so much as my mum struggles to pay for all of my basketball camps and often I can’t go which makes me sad but now she doesn’t have to worry and I can concentrate on getting even better at basketball.”
Lewis has made it into the Sussex bears national league premier team.
Lewis was awarded the MVP title at Barcelona basketball tournament. This amazing award is given to only one player who the organisers of the event notice throughout the competition out of ten other teams in his age bracket. His mum says: “I would just like to say a huge thank you as without the Starr Trust this year Lewis wouldn’t have been able to go so we are extremely grateful for all the help.”
Lewis made it into the Sussex basketball team on Sunday; he is one of 12 boys that have been selected out of over 100 boys his age in the whole of Sussex. His mum says: “We just want to thank you for the funding we have received as Lewis has improved massively this year due to being able to attend more basketball camps”.