Monday, August 15, 2016
LA Tenorio Leads TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan Clinic in Davao
Basketball star and national player LA Tenorio leads the TM Basketball Para sa Bayan clinic in Davao City today (August 15) where the best team of young sports enthusiasts gets to participate in the National Basketball Association’s 3-on-3 competition in Manila from August 19-21, 2016.
The winning team from Davao will join the NBA 3X male 10-12 category together with their counterpart from Cebu. They will be guided by Tenorio whose advocacy centers on developing young talents with the potential to lead the country on the international basketball stage.
“Basketball has always been my lifelong passion and it is an honor to be able to share this with the Filipino youth from different backgrounds through TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan,” said Tenorio. “By recognizing their potential and empowering them to focus and hone their skills, I hope they apply the lessons learned on the court into their daily lives and become better persons.”
TM BPSB was developed by Globe Telecom, in partnership with LA Tenorio´s Method Basketball Academy, to hone the basketball skills of underprivileged youth and impart to them the value of sportsmanship and having a healthy lifestyle. It is part of a larger sports program of Globe which includes TM Football Para sa Bayan. Both promotes grassroots sports development by establishing various sports communities across the country and creating opportunities for higher learning. This advocacy reinforces TM’s commitment in the creation of a #WonderfulPH by helping the Filipino youth through sports.
“TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan is a wonderful way to showcase the talents of up-and-coming basketball players,” said Globe Director for Corporate Social Responsibility Fernando Esguerra. “Working with underprivileged communities and discovering several sports-oriented and talented children give us encouragement that we are indeed on the right track in nation-building through sports.”
Ray Guinoo, Director for TM Portfolio and Brand Management added: “We want to help the youth by providing resources to this advocacy. By nurturing their talent, feeding their passion, instilling good values, and creating opportunities, TM may be able to bring out the potential in these kids and lead them towards a better life.” TM is Globe Telecom’s value brand offering. The service has gained popularity due to its very affordable text and call promo offers.
For this year, the TM BPSB program has lined up a series of basketball clinics and 3-on-3 tournaments in various parts of the country. It has already successfully completed the Cebu leg as well as the Cavite and Bulacan legs where three teams were selected to compete in the NBA 3X 2016 male 13-15 division.
NBA 3x 2016 is in its sixth year of competition in the Philippines and is expected to be participated in by over 200 teams from all over the country. The event, based on the FIBA 3-on-3 format and rules, is guaranteed to provide basketball enthusiasts and fans the total NBA experience with Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams as guest NBA star.