Friday, 09 September 2022 10:37

Sarangani Marlins holds basketball clinic for Sarangan kids

ALABEL, Sarangani (September 8, 2022) – The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s (MPBL) Sarangani Marlins conducted a free one-day basketball clinic for young Sarangans on September 8 at Sarangani Capitol Gym.
Sarangani Marlins team manager Jayr Navarro said the activity’s main objective was to give back to the community by conducting a basketball clinic for kids.
Navarro acknowledged the efforts of former Senator Emmanuel "Manny" D. Pacquiao, Governor "Ruel" D. Pacquiao, Congressman Steve Chiongbian Solon, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, and the seven mayors of the province for their full support and for serving as instruments for the conduct of the basketball clinic and the MPBL games in Sarangani.
"It is best to give back to the community, so we had an idea that we should do a basketball clinic for the kids because, as I was growing up, we did not have any basketball clinics, so I know how big deal this one is for the kids," said Navarro.
During the basketball clinic, coaches and members of the Sarangani Marlins led the training where they taught the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling and stretching before games and its importance.
He said the Sarangani Marlins and the seven mayors had already conducted an initial talk on the possibility of bringing a basketball clinic to their respective towns.
In coordination with the Provincial Governor’s Office-Sports Development Division headed by Alma Corazon Gabuat, sports equipment and meals for the participants were provided. MPBL’s fourth season official partner, OKBet, also provided the kids with shirts.
On September 9, there will be MPBL games to be held at the Sarangani Capitol Gym. The first game is between the Muntinlupa Cagers and Bacolod Master Sardines, and the second game is between the Sarangani Marlins and Quezon City MG/QC Capitals.
On September 10, the teams of Quezon City MG/QC Capitals vs. Muntinlupa Cagers will heat up the court for the first game, to be followed by the games between Bacolod Master Sardines and Sarangani Marlins. Admission is free. (Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

? Jake T. Narte

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