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Project Hero basketball clinic hits San Roque, Navotas
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 23, 2016 12:37 PM
The Project Hero kids and coaches pose for a photo after the basketball clinic
Last October, ABS-CBN Sports’ Project Hero basketball clinic set up shop once again, this time at the Kapalaran Basketball Court in Barangay San Roque, Navotas.
Around 40 kids, aged 9-13 years old were on hand to participate in the basketball clinic, led once again by champion coach Koy Banal and his team of coaches from Ignite Athletics.
During the clinic, the children went through drills that focused on the basics of basketball, like shooting, passing, and making lay-ups, led by former collegiate basketball standouts such as Mapua’s Jonathan Banal, and Ateneo’s Tonino Gonzaga and Danica Jose.
After the drills, the kids were able to show off their newly-honed talents through friendly scrimmages.
Being the head of a sports-minded administration, Barangay San Roque captain Ricky Gino-gino was nothing short of happy that Project Hero was able to make their way to his barangay.
“Napaka-saya ko po, kasi yung mga bata, talaga namang mahilig sa basketball, kaya natutuwa ako na naibigay namin yung mga gusto nila, sa tulong ng ABS-CBN Sports.”
Captain Gino-gino added that one of his main priorities is exposing children to sports in order to help them learn the values of discipline.
“Yun ang isa sa mga priority-program ng administrasyon ko, yung youth development through sports, at alam naman natin na to instil discipline, kailangan matuto sila ng basketball, not only para mailabas yung kanilang talent, but also yung kanilang disiplina.”
Even after the clinic, captain Gino-gino plans to keep the sports development moving forward, including coaches from his own barangay.
“Yung mga coach, kinausap ko na sila, sabi ko na after this basketball clinic, i-oopen na yung pa-liga ng 17-below. “
The children were also more than happy to take home brand new basketballs from ABS-CBN S+A, to ensure that they keep practicing their way to becoming future basketball stars.
Project Hero will be hitting one more barangay before the year ends. Keep it here to find out where!