Former basketball superstar Alvin Patrimonio and Jerry Codinera have once again returned to Barangay Matina Crossing where a basketball court dubbed as the “Court of Inspiration” was built by local volunter last year.
Together with Benjie Paras, Jojo Lastimosa, Ronnie Magsanoc and Johnny Abarientos, they have been going around the country to conduct basketball training camps. The program is part of Alaxan FR‘s nationwide campaign to promote a culture of hard work and dedication, where pain is seen as a badge of honor.
Entitled as the Galing Mo Camp – a training program that will reward not only those who work hard but also those who demonstrate the attitude of champions- the program had young, local basketball players demonstrating heart and skills for a chance to receive special training in Manila under the basketball legends, aside from winning cash incentives for themselves and their local communities.
The training camp which was held on March 16 was received with much enthusiasm, as budding locals aged 16-21 years old joined the Matina Crossing’s Court of Inspirattion to undergo drills and receive assessment from the discerning basketball legends.
Jerry Codinera shared that the search seeks to give credit to those young basketeers who used the Court Of Inspiration to train hard and enhance their skills. They will select the five best participants and send them to train further in the program’s national competition and play with the qualifiers from Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Sarangani, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Cebu, Iloilo and Tacloban. They will also have the rare opportunity to be chosen for amateur and collegiate leagues.
The top 10 participants in the national level will be awarded P20,000 each plus a P 100,000 financial assistance for a project in his community.
Good luck to the new basketball stars in Davao that will soon be discovered. The said training is certainly a great opportunity for them to enhance their basketball playing skills and use them to change their lives and to give honor to their place. “No pain, no gain” as the saying goes – – Kudos to Alaxan FR for hosting such worthy cause/activity.
I saw the interview of the chosen basketball player a month ago ate. It’s a great project ’cause they are able to bring out the best to every kid in the city.
Davao is becoming the “place-t0-be” these days. I have been reading so many good write ups about the place, the many events for bloggers, opening of new and urbanized malls, prolific businesses, great tourist attractions and famous people frequenting the province.
I’m not surprised if one day, Davao will become the mega city in the Philippines and not Metro Manila. Just my two cents. It’s just so nice to read so many good things about the place (let’s not include the flooding though…).
I have never been to Davao but one of my BIL’s is from there. This search will give talented players a chance to showcase what they can do.
Wow! That’s great. I hope they can find and pick the best basketball player! 🙂
A good program not only for the young players but also for the community. The two basketball icons are doing a great job sharing what they knew about their field of work. I’m glad that they can reach out for young people who have the same passion.
this post made me smile….it made me recall my happy highschool days when those basketball players ruled every girl’s dreams 🙂 I am honestly not a huge fan of any kind of sports but knowing these players are there to encourage the youth and bring out the best in everyone makes me want to be there and watch them in action 🙂 have a lovely day! 🙂
Kudos to these PBA greats for a very noble endeavor. Just wondering, sino na ba ang mga naging PBA players who hail from Davao.
as far as I can remember from before, sila Vince Hizon and John Ferriols, among others.
I remember those days when I used to cheers for PBA stars 🙂 I am not an Alvin fan but Johnny Abarrientos
🙂 I do know what is update with my idol and the Alaska team 🙂
wow, that’s really nice of them to help new generations to fulfill their dreams…and its nice that everyone’s given the chance. goodluck to all aspiring players! 🙂