AFTER back-to-back limitations, young wishful basketball enthusiasts of Tanjay City have somewhat to look forward to later than the Pepe’s Sports Basketball Clinic finally got happening at the Sta. Cruz Gymnasium in Tanjay Town, Negros Oriental.
The free athletic basketball clinic, which is being organized by earlier Tanjay City Vice Mayor Pepe Orlino, is open for children 6-15 years old in the 24 barangays of Tanjay City and will be directed every Sunday of the week.
The opening salvo of the occasion, which was supposed to be launched 2 years ago but was sidelined, drew a total of 100 members from nearby Barangay Sta. Cruz.
Another leg held previous March 6 at the Manipis Gym drew around seventy members.
“This clinic is meant at emerging the talents of the teens in Tanjay City,” explained Orlino, who is also a basketball supporter.
He also added that the platform, which will run year-round nearby the barangays of Tanjay City, will be directed by former participants of Team Tanjay Basketball, organized by previous University of the Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers resolute Chippy “Olsen” Rosales in the then-Cebu Amateur Athletic Association (CAAA) association in Cebu City.
Assisting Rosales, who similarly played for the Pagadian Surveyors in the National Basketball Conference (NBC), are previous Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) off-guard Kobe Villacampa, University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars Manny Gabas and Marvin Duran, and Foundation University great man Jovannie Aguilar.
Similarly, in the catalog of trainers are previous ACSAT-Manila cager Jhong-jhong Casil, Ex-University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) shooting-guard Nino Rubas, Diaz College players Pedro Tubat, Reydan Lado, ACSAT-Dumaguete Gogoy Lado, and Al Rebadomia.