BASKETBALL Fiji has implemented a dollar admission fee for the players/coaches and $2 for spectators at the Fiji Taki Easter Basketball Club Championship to raise funds for flood victims in the west.
The championship, which was to be held during the Easter weekend last month, was postponed because of the heavy flooding in the Western Division.
The six-day event sponsored by Foster's Group (Pacific) Limited will end tomorrow and the amount raised through the gate-takings will be given to the Prime Minister's Flood Relief account.
Basketball Fiji's president Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua said the western teams in the competition would enter the games premises for free. "Implementation of admission fees for players and spectators was done to assist with those who were directly affected by the flood and to teach the basketball community on our social responsibilities as citizens of Fiji," he said.
"Admission fee will only be limited to adults and children below the height of 4 feet and teams travelling from the west will enter the games premises for free."
Earlier, top Raiwaqa club and the reigning championship winners Bryceland Warriors stepped out of the basketball court to help the victims of the recent floods. The members of the club delivered items, which were collected through their own flood appeal which was given to the Salvation Army. The items presented consisted of clothing, beddings, curtains, linen, kitchenware and shoes.