On Friday, 6 November, MAC Adelaide Lightning visited Henley High School to promote the road safety message that coincides with their partnership with the Motor Accident Commission.
A brief press conference lead the visit with MAC Manager, Partnerships and Community Engagement, Matt Hanton, Henley High School Principal, Liz Schneyder and MAC Adelaide Lightning player, Leilani Mitchell. They all spoke about the importance of MAC’s Game Changer campaign message that links the choices made on the basketball court and those made when travelling in a motor vehicle – as a driver or passenger – and the impact of poor decision making.
This coincided with Leilani and her team mates, Mikayla Pirini, Mikaela Ruef and Mikaela Dombkins conducting a training session with the basketball girls from the Henley High School Specialist Sports Program (SSP).
“The support that the MAC Adelaide Lightning players have given the SSP Basketball program throughout Term 4 has been fantastic,” said Henley SSP Basketball Manager & Senior School Mentor, Chad Winstanley.
“There has been a number of players made available to support SSP Basketball and especially the girls program at all of our practical lessons this term.”
“The Lightning girls have been excellent role models and we look forward to this relationship continuing into 2016.”
As part of the relationship with the Motor Accident Commission, the team is planning to attend a number of associations and venues across South Australia in coming months to help deliver important road safety messages into the community.
The MAC Adelaide Lightning team fully supports the MAC Game Changer campaign.
“Too many South Australian’s are dying or being seriously injured in road crashes and anything the Adelaide Lightning players can do to help reverse this trend we are up for,” Leilani Mitchell said.
A key focus for the team will be to help educate young people about the consequences of poor decision making – both on the basketball court and on the road, distraction and fatigue while driving.
By working together with the Motor Accident Commission the Lightning are confident they can help pass on the important road safety message to players and their families, team supporters and the community with the aim to keep them safe on the road.