On Saturday the 26th of November, the basketball team from University of Wales Trinity Saint David organised a memorial tournament in honour of their late captain and friend Dominic Newton who sadly passed away in October. All proceeds of this event went towards Cardiac Risk in the Young. Our goal this year is to raise awareness and enough money for a screening to be held in Swansea at our university, to allow students and other young adults in the Swansea area to be screened.
The event could not have gone better, with 10 teams participating in the tournament which included Dominic’s old team, Bristol Braves. Hundreds of supporters also came to watch the games including Dominic’s family and friends from Bristol. Over the course of the day we managed to raise around £3,500 for CRY. The UWTSD Owls also donated a framed Dominic Newton jersey to his family on the day as shown in the pictures.
We would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who turned up to the tournament and who donated to such a great cause and in memory of a great teammate and friend. We would also like to thank the LC Swansea for allowing us to use their venue on the day, and all the staff that helped set up and organised the raffle on the day. We have now set up a JustGiving page for those who could not attend the event or for those who want to donate in memory of Dominic Newton, you can find the page here. Once again a massive thank you to everyone who made the event a big success and also to Cardiac Risk in the Young for all the hard work you do to help young adults!