American Christian Mission Group and selected players of the National Basketball Association Development league will arrive on July 3 in Tacloban for missionary work and will fly to Cebu to play an invitational game on July 4 to 6 in the Municipalities of Alegria, Tuburan and Barili.
Former Philippine Basketball Association star Alfonso AL Solis who is in the US and a mentor of a church-based sports ministry had coordinated with 3rd district Provincial Board Member Grecilda “Gigi” P. Sanchez to accommodate the request of the American Christian mission group. Former Alegria Councilor Albert Alocillo initiated the request to include his town in the itinerary of the American basketball friendship game.
Sanchez proposed with Solis to hold a basketball clinic as part of sports development program to create a competitive team for each town and city of the 3rd district in the province.
On its first leg, Alegria team will play with varsities of different colleges and universities in Cebu. The Municipality of Tuburan led by Mayor Democrito Aljun Diamante will invite local and national players to create a competitive team as requested by American Team Manager Pastor Jun Canoy and Barili Municipal Mayor Teresito Mariñas The game schedule is as follows:
- July 4, 7 p.m.: Alegria
- July 5, 7 p.m.: Tuburan
- July 6, 7 p.m.: Barili
From left side is the USA TEAM Manager Pastor Canoy and Cebu owned former PBA Star Al Solis with the “Embrace and Reach Philippines and Pure Works, Inc.” team and selected players from the NBA Developmental League. Al Solis who first made arrangement with our office thru the recommendation of Eraldito Paña, SP Sanchez staff who will be also the USA team coordinator and sports host. Heart Rizarri