Fighting Maroons host basketball clinic for Lumad kids

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 27, 2015 12:45 PM
Fighting Maroons host basketball clinic for Lumad kids
The UP Fighting Maroons hosted a basketball clinic for Lumad children yesterday at the Diliman campus. (photo from Tinig ng Plaridel)

If for some reason you still don't love the UP Fighting Maroons, then this activity should do the trick.

As part of the Manilakbayan: Kampuhan sa Diliman, a solidarity campaign done by UP for the idigenous people of Mindanao, the Fighting Maroons conducted a basketball clinic for Lumad children yesterday.

In a report by Tinig ng Plaridel, the idea came from team captain JR Gallarza in an effort to bring a little joy to the children who have gone through tragedy at a very young age.

“Back home in Canada, I was a basketball councilor and I had clinics like this, so I thought, ‘Why not hold one for the Lumads?’” Gallarza said per John Remmil Isaga of TNP.

The basketball clinic had five stations and featured a five-minute exhibition between the Yellow and Green Teams.

The team in Yellow won, 14-12, after a game-winner from a Lumad boy. 

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