The initiative dubbed ‘Sprite Ball Community Service’ will see the 24 participating schools being dispatched to four different orphanages in Accra to make donations, conduct cleanup exercises and spend time with the less fortunate occupants.
The orphanages expected to benefit from such a kind gesture include Osu and Teshie Orphanages.
The rest are the Remar International (Dansoman) and the Dzorwulu Special School.
The move is to instill in them (players) the qualities of compassion and the spirit of giving back to society.
After the sprite community service, the participating schools will be sent to the tournament venue to familiarize themselves with the rim and also socialize with fans, family and friends.
The next edition of the Sprite Ball has brought several innovative dimensions with activities such as hoisting of flag, trophy tour, pre-tournament shoot-around and live balloting.
The official flag for the competition will be hoisted alongside the National Flag and the flag bearing the Sprite logo at the El-Wak Stadium on Monday January 5, 2015 to kick start the commencement of activities towards the championship. The coveted 2015 Sprite Ball Trophy will be officially out-doored at the function. There will be dignitaries from sponsors, school cadets, Ghana Basketball Association and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Finally the balloting for places will take place on TV3’s Fast Break on Sunday January 4