Mildura Stars from our Chaffey Secondary College and Mildura Senior College programs were thrilled to perform a Welcome to Country dance for Indigenous basketball star and Olympian, Patty Mills, recently.
Patty is the son of a Torres Strait Islander man and a Kokatha woman from South Australia and was lucky enough to be born into a family surrounded by basketball, which gave him a great headstart!
His parents founded Shadows Basketball in the early 1980s, a Canberra club created to provide a sense of community, familiarity and opportunities for First Nations people through basketball.
Patty is now an international star and plays with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He is the only Indigenous Australian to win an NBA Championship and is also a triple Olympian, representing the Australian Boomers.
Not only were our Mildura Stars thrilled to meet one of their sporting heroes, but they were also enormously proud to perform their Welcome to Country dance front of Patty and almost 100 guests. Well done, you Super Stars!