Milo’s nat’l cage tourney to be held in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:30

Zamboanga City will again be in the spotlight in as far as national sports is concerned when the National Finals for SBP-Passerell Tournament sponsored by Milo Philippines will be held here in November.

Milo-Best Zamboanga City franchisee Pedro “Pete” Alfaro Jr., a former PBA player, disclosed that the tournament in local level will be held in August-September period, while the regional competition is set on October.

The Milo-Best tournaments from local, regional to national level are offshoots of Milo’s Best Basketball Clinic held every summer nationwide. In Zamboanga City,  the 22nd Best Basketball Clinic will be held on April 25 to April 30 boasting of high caliber trainors from Manila.

Alfaro announced that the prestigious basketball clinic will be held at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University multi-purpose covered court focusing on the various and latest basketball skills and techniques designed for young budding cagers.

The clinic will involve levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Registration will P2,300  which will entitle a participant to one free t-shirt. It will also offer introduction to basketball for ages nine years old and below for a registration of P2,800.

Best Basketball Clinic sponsored by Milo is the only basketball organization that has basketball  tournament for kids below 12 and 14 years.

Among the many successfull players who are graduates of Milo-Best Basketball Clinic are Chris Tiu, star player of the Ateneo de Manila varsity team, TY Tang of Rain or Shine and ex La Salle star, Zamboangueños Jens Kneutell of Sta. Maria  now playing with the FEU team, Michael Tolomia of the  FEU varsity team, RR Garcia, Most Valuable Player, UAAP 2010 and Al Amin formerly of the San Beda Juniors. Veteran and retired PBA players who had also participated in the Milo-Best clinic were Alvin Patrimonio, Zandro Limpot and Benjie Paras.

Registration center for the clinic is Alavar Seafood Restaurant, Don Alfaro St., Tetuan. Contact Nos. 991-2483 or 991-5414. Mobile No. — 09194709954 or 09177201217; E-mail: pedroalfaro1217@yahoo.

The last time Zamboanga City was put in the spotlight was when two-time boxing champion Gerry Peñalosa fought his farewell fight against a Thai fighter at the Mayor Agan Memorial Coliseum on October 10 last year. The event was sponsored by Congressman-sporstman Erbie A. Fabian.