Palarong Basketbol sa Kabataan Sets to Open at HoopDome

June 15, 16, & 17, 2018 at the popular Downsview ParkHoopDome, 75 Carl Hall Road, North York, Toronto, Ontario, M3K 2B9

GTA-Hoops-Logo-highresSpring air has now come upon us, and the summer clime is in the horizon.
Feverish considerations of games, sports and recreation events for physical
well-being and healthy development amongst players, coaches, officials and
family members, especially within the basketball – centred Filipino Canadian
sporting leagues, are currently in play.

The “Palarong Basketbol sa Kabataan sa HoopDome,”  otherwise known as GTA Hoops
Basketball Invitational, will be held for the first time in the Greater Toronto
& Hamilton Area- GTHA on June 15, 16, & 17, 2018 at the popular Downsview Park
HoopDome, 75 Carl Hall Road, North York, Toronto, Ontario, M3K 2B9.

This sporting initiative is being spearheaded and hosted by the newly- organized
GTA Hoops Basketball Committee in support of the growing need and interest of
Filipino Canadian families , individuals, youths and students for a more
challenging , responsible and productive basketball competitions. Specifically,
the tournament aims towards Filipino Canadian youth community development and in
conjunction with the historic celebration of June Filipino Heritage Month as
declared by the Toronto City Council.

The GTAHBC is composed of Vilma Tahsin, Manny & Vilma Villamor, Roger Tarca and
Bob San Juan, all community basketball aficionados. The five were former PIDC
volunteers who jointly founded and managed the Mabuhay Cup Basketball
tournaments for the past 14 years. Through the friendly games of competitive
basketball , the Palaro 2018 hopes to continue bringing together the community
as well as promoting sports fitness, leadership and fellowship in the Canadian

Invited to register and participate in the 3- day tourney are known ball clubs:
Bayan, CKaTT, Crossover, Durham FBA, Gladiators, Jayhawks, Lapsley, Maharlika,
NYPAA, OneTen, Red Warriors, Rising Suns, UNDFTD, 24 MM, Brampton Saints,
Vaughan, Bayanihan, FAAB, Lakan, PBA, Fican, TO Elite, YDB and other established
basketball teams. The premier participants include players within the Age Groups
of those born in the years: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, and 2000 and as well
the Ladies & Men’s Open Divisions.

Moreover, the participating clubs are requested to attend the First Teams
Leader’s meeting and official launching on April 8, 2018 Sunday from 2 to 4 PM
at FV Foods, 2085 Lawrence Ave East, and Scarborough. For more information,
please check or email,
call/text at 416-697-5197.

In their message – invitation, the GTA Hoops tourney founders & organizers
expressed enthusiasm in making this event a “part of their solid legacy”.
Likewise, the Committee sends its great appreciation for continued support and
encouragement and is looking forward to warmly welcoming the respective ball
clubs and their players, parents, coaches and officials. They promised “to make
the milestone event a highly positive experience that would meet or surpass all
the stakeholders’ discriminating expectations”.


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