Nunawading Basketball representative and current Southeastern University student-athlete Taylah Simmons, along with Aussie teammate Eliza West (Southern Peninsula) are both doing their bit to help out back home – the pair using SEU Fire Athletics website and social channels to raise awareness and much needed funds for those affected by the Australian bushfires.
Simmons and West have dedicated their upcoming home games; January 23 and January 25 to raise funds for both Wildlife Victoria and the Victorian CFA. Both players also pledging to reach into their own pockets and donate.
Simmons pledging $2 per point she scores plus $2 per steal the team achieves, whilst West has pledged $5 per assist she dishes out. Amazing contributions for two student-athletes, even more-so when you consider Simmons is returning an average of 24.8 points per game including a 45-point haul last week against Keiser and three other routings where she has totaled over 30 points. West is averaging a whopping 6.1 assists per game with a pre-Christmas bag of 16 assists against Concordia.
For Nunawading Basketball or Southern Peninsula fans, the two upcoming games will be available to stream live online via; https://team1sports.com/southeasternfire/
The games will be played;
Friday 24 January, 9:30am (AEST)
Sunday 26 January, 6:00am (AEST)