More than 500 kids from various Mindanao provinces received world class basketball instruction from Jr. NBA coaches led by Coach Carlos Barroca of the NBA on April 13-14, 2019 at Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. He was joined by former PBA players Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller.
Jr. NBA, the league’s youth basketball development program, continues to stage camps nationwide in its 12th consecutive year to teach fundamental skills and values of the game and hone the next generation of Filipino athletes. Boys and girls aged 10-14 can still join the final Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines on April 27-28, 2019.
Among the athletes were from General Santos City, South Cotabato. They traveled 12 hours to participate in the Mindanao camp.
Given the growing issues on health as well as the fast-changing technological environment, which leads to the change in children’s interests and behavior or sedentary lifestyle, Alaska believes that there is a need to reinforce its thrust in leading a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle. It seeks to engage the youth, especially younger kids, in sports.
The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. It is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues namely the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.
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