US-based basketball team set to play in Lanao Norte
December 21, 2010 by .:.
Thereâ€™s no stopping the World Harvest Sports Ministries team from the United States led by Tom Randall in coming to Lanao del Norte for an exhibition game against a local team composed of former players of Lanao del Norte Royals on January 5, 2011 at the MCC gym, Sagadan, Tubod, this province.
The Royals Basketball Team is one of the top squads in the now defunct Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).
The MVBA is a community-based amateur commercial basketball league in Southern Philippines sanctioned by the country’s National Sports Association for basketball, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).
Provo Antisapado Jr, coordinator of the World Harvest Sports Ministries Philippines, emphasized that this incoming event will benefit local basketball enthusiasts in gaining more exposure and experience against international players.
He added that this event will also radiate â€œthe peacefulness and friendship in the midst of negative perception by people outside Mindanao.â€
The US team also plans to visit provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental for a game of basketball.
Lanao del Norte Sports Coordinator Nelson Lasola said, â€œOur players are already ready to put on a good show as they go against these foreign players.â€
The basketball event is another sporting activity supported by the provincial government headed by Governor Khalid Dimaporo.
Dimaporo has been involved in promoting various sports like motocross, bodybuilding and basketball.
The young Governor is determined to make this fast-rising province in northern Mindanao become the preferred sporting destination in the country. (MAC/PIO-LDN)