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Charity basketball on clifftop

PUBLISHED: 09:59 06 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 September 2010

SLAM dunk action provided some sporting spectacle at the Gorleston Clifftop Festival on Sunday.

The charity basketball event was organised by one of the game's rising stars Patrick Manifold, whose family live in Gorleston.

SLAM dunk action provided some sporting spectacle at the Gorleston Clifftop Festival on Sunday.

The charity basketball event was organised by one of the game's rising stars Patrick Manifold, whose family live in Gorleston. Teams from across Norfolk took part in a competition for players of all abilities and children joined in fun training sessions.

Patrick, whose family live in Gorleston, is currently on summer break after completing the first year of a prestigious sports scholarship at the University of Maine.

It is the second year that the 23-year-old, who previously played for King's Lynn Fury, has held the event at the festival.

Money raised from the event will go towards promoting basketball in the area and children's charities.

He said: “I have been fortunate enough to help inspire children and local basketball players to strive for greatness. It is most English basketball players dream to go and play in America, it is much easier to try and achieve something when somebody local has already done it.

“You can look at them and say, he comes from where I come from and did it, so if I work hard enough then so can I.”

“I very much intend to hold the Charity Basketball event again next year, even bigger and even better.”

Support for the event came from JJB Sports and Budget Marquees.

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