Bonnier Hoops completes its summer project with a street basket court at the Göteborg Book Fair

Published by Pauline Pontois 21 September, 2018 in Trade and industry group.

After three years of successful integration work at Kista square in Stockholm, the summer project Bonnier Hoops was exported to Gothenburg. Throughout the summer holidays, free activities were arranged for young people living in Biskopsgården area in collaboration with associations, the city of Gothenburg and blue light and emergency organisations. Bonnier Hoops project will round up and finish at the Göteborg Book Fair 27th-30th of September.

Photo: Hisingen by Day

A street basket court, a library tent and a reading corner were mounted in Svarte Mossen, Biskopsgården, in early June, and remained there throughout the whole summer vacation. Bonnier Hoops welcomed every day between 80 and 150 young people to many activities that featured both basketball and reading.

Basketball tournaments, rap workshop, grilling and reading were part of the program offered to the kids and teenagers. The area was manned from Monday to Saturday throughout the entire summer (17th of June-12nd of August) thanks to a collaboration between the publisher Bonnier, various associations, blue light and emergency organisations, and the Trade and Industry Group at Göteborg & Co.

Bonnier Hoops will round up and finish for 2018 at the Göteborg Book Fair on 27th-30th of September, where a big street basket court and book lounge will take place in the middle of the fair. A variety of events will also be organised such as basketball tournaments, workshops and final round of this year’s poetry slam.