The JrNBA / JrWNBA presented by Alaska is back for another year of searching, training and nurturing young boys and girls who will become part of the JrNBA / JrWNBA All Star Team 2015. The launch happened last Saturday, January 24 at the British School Manila in Bonifacio Global City. Present were Alaska Milk President and CEO Fred Uytengsu, NBA Country Manager for the Philippines Carlo Singson, Alaska Milk VP for Marketing Blen Fernando, basketball fans and our friends from the media.
The new batch of coaches of the basketball camp were introduced during the event and PBA veteran Jeffrey Cariaso was announced as the Director for the Alaska Basketball Powercamp for JrNBA / JrWNBA.
“This feels like a homecoming for me because I’ve always been proud to be part of Alaska. My job right now is to find the best basketball players for boys and girls around the country and help them develop to their full potential not just as players but also as persons and productive members of the community,” said Cariaso.
JrNBA / JrWNBA alumni were also presented and introduced to the media. Last year, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA teams flew to Beijing, China to meet basketball legend Yao Ming and played friendly basketball games with other all-stars teams from Southeast Asia.
This year another set of young boys and girls will have the chance to become part of the JrNBA / JrWNBA All Star team and to compete with other young boys and girls in Southeast Asia. The JrNBA / JrWNBA coaches will travel around the Philippines. to conduct school clinics for coaches and players during the regional selection camps. They will also teach not just the basics of the sport but also STAR values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, (positive) Attitude, and Respect. These activities will culminate in the National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia where the 2015 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA all-star teams and national coaches are named.
For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Milk Corporation visit http://www.alaskamilk.com; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub #JrNBA #JrWNBA
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