The Big Lay Up Challenge
On the 3rd of March 2012, the Newham All Star Sports Academy – NASSA – set a new world record of 3,140 basketball layups scored in an hour, smashing the old record by more than 500! The record attempt was witnessed by a host of well-known faces from the NBWA as well as the up-and-coming stars from the local community.
Not only did the record attempt raise awareness for the Carry a Basketball Not a Blade campaign, it also allowed young people from the area to be part of a sporting record. The proceeds went to NASSA’s Carry a Basketball Not a Blade campaign that encourages young people to say ‘No’ to knife crime and the gang lifestyle that accompanies it.