Fireball Basketball Tournament 2010


From March 12 to March 21 was Pune’s Fireball Tournament. This yearly event is Maharashtra’s biggest inter-collegiate and inter-corporate basket tournaments organized by the Leo Club of Pune Bharati Vidyapeeth, a non-profit social organization in Pune.

Wake Up Pune was present at the tournament over three days including semi-finals and finals. During that time a group of local and foreign volunteers handed out over 80 surveys on HIV transmission and prevention which were then corrected and discussed with each individual participant.

Volunteers also talked about Wake Up Pune and volunteer opportunities in those in both colleges and the corporate sector. Overall the event was very successful for Wake Up Pune as volunteers interacted with hundreds of individuals, informing them about HIV, correcting their misconceptions on the virus and its transmission and counseling them about where to get tested and how to stay safe. Wake Up Pune hopes to keep up this new partnership with the Leo Club and work with them on more events in the future including Fireball tournaments.

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