Kids from TM Basketball Para sa Bayan clinics compete in NBA 3X 2016

The best young athletes from the TM Basketball Para sa Bayan clinics in Cavite, Bulacan, Cebu, and Davao are set to participate in the National Basketball Association’s 3-on-3 competition in Manila from August 19-21, 2016.

LA Tenorio trains kids on proper way of playing basketball at TM Basketball Para sa Bayan clinics.

Czarlo Lorenzo Salvador, Laurence Cyrel Nuenay, Tristan Maurice Coquilla, and Giero Velasquez comprise Team Davao while Adrian James Canales, Marc Gabriel Canales, and Kyle Clapis represent Team Cebu. Both teams will join the NBA 3X male 10-12 category.

For the male 13-15 division, all participants will come from Luzon. Two teams were chosen for Cavite. They are composed of Rexeus Raziel Moldez, John Christian Hernandez, Lee Rodney Kiofranz Marallag, Devon Dein Diez, Steven Kurt Grado, and Justin Jolo Santos. For Bulacan, the players are Sean Ashley Junio, Clarenz Camua, and Patrick Jasper Abuan.

All five teams were trained by basketball and national player LA Tenorio through TM Basketball Para sa Bayan clinics. TM BPSB was developed by Globe Telecom, in partnership with Tenorio´s Method Basketball Academy, to hone the basketball skills of underprivileged youth and impart to them the value of sportsmanship and having a healthy lifestyle.

“If you have determination and will to succeed, you can overcome so many challenges and this is what we want the kids to learn. Even if they are from underprivileged background, even if they don’t play in the hard court, they still have a chance if they will work hard. That is why we bring the TM BPSB clinics to these kids to open opportunities for them such as the NBA3X,” said Fernando Esguerra, Director of Globe Citizenship.

Tenorio added: ““I’ve been to a lot of countries but I haven’t seen a place where the passion for basketball can rival those of the Filipinos. Anywhere you go, there are kids playing basketball in the streets or in their yards. So our plan is to go around the country to look for players who have the potential to play for professional teams or the national team. We teach them the basics, the proper techniques. We want these kids to experience the kind of training that only a basketball academy can give.”

Ray Guinoo, Director for TM Portfolio and Brand Management said: “We want to help the youth by providing resources to this advocacy. By nurturing their talent, feeding their passion, instilling good values, and creating opportunities, TM may be able to bring out the potential in these kids and lead them towards a better life.” TM is Globe Telecom’s value brand offering. The service has gained popularity due to its very affordable text and call promo offers.

TM BPSB is part of a larger sports program of Globe which includes TM Football Para sa Bayan. Both promotes grassroots sports development by establishing various sports communities across the country and creating opportunities for higher learning. This advocacy reinforces TM’s commitment in the creation of a #WonderfulPH by helping the Filipino youth through sports.

NBA 3x 2016 is in its sixth year of competition in the Philippines and is expected to be participated in by over 200 teams from all over the country. The event, based on the FIBA 3-on-3 format and rules, is guaranteed to provide basketball enthusiasts and fans the total NBA experience with Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams as guest NBA star.

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