San Fernando, Camarines Sur – (Feb 11, 2018) This town, just over 10 kilometers north of Naga City, is host to more than 300 boys and girls with age ranging from 7 to 16 years who were selected as
participants of this year's edition of Alaska's Jr. NBA Clinic.
The event is on-going, having started yesterday, Feb 10 to run for 2 days at the San Fernando Sports Complex.
While the bulk of participants come from San Fernando, young basketball enthusiasts from and other parts of the Bicol region were among the attendees.
Alaska launched Jr. NBA Clinic on 2007 and it has has been conducted in more than 100 cities and municipalities in the Philippines.
According to Mr. Cyrus James Santelices, overall coordinator of the program, the Jr. NBA’s holistic approach is intended to strengthen the culture of youth basketball, teach life lessons, and empower youth to live a full and healthy life.
“Its philosophy is to share the game of basketball with youth across Bicol by teaching skills, values, and wellness in a positive and fun environment,” he added.
The aim is to develop complete and well-rounded basketball players and individuals.
The municipality of San Fernando, with Mayor Fermin M. Mabulo at the helm, has been host to region-wide sports events and is now making its mark towards becoming a center for regional sports championships, including chess and volleyball.