HARPER TUAKEU REES
Ko Motakiora te maunga
Ko Ngati Rora te hapu
Ko Mangaokewa te awa
Ko Te Tokanganui-a-noho te whare tupuna
Ko Te Kuiti te pa
Ko Maniapoto me nga Kuki Airani te iwi
Ko Harper Rees toku ingoa
Hi, I am Harper Tuakeu Rees! I am 14 years old and play Basketball!
I have been selected to represent Nga Hau e Wha Basketball at the Native American Indigenous Basketball Tournament held in Phoenix, Arizona, United States in July 2018!
“It has little to do with the NUMBER on my shirt or the roar of the crowd, but EVERYTHING to do with the DREAM in my heart and the DESIRE to give everything to the GAME”
I am a 14 year old boy attending Rosehill College. I believe through attending this tour I will further develop my understanding of culture, build on my knowledge of the game, and develop potential as a leader amongst my peers in my school and community. I aspire to be like Steven Adams one day and to fulfil my basketball dream.
I am proud to be representing and sharing Maori culture and excited about interacting with ‘other’ Indigenous youth to discuss world challenges of tomorrow! I am doing all that I can to raise funds for this incredible sporting opportunity but can not get there without your help!
I would very gratefully accept any donations at all to support my trip.
I have been very lucky to be selected for this tour and feel it is a great opportunity for me to further explore and develop myself – personally, culturally and educationally.
Please consider supporting me on my sporting journey
Thank you in advance,
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