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10-time PBA All-Star returns to Alaska as Basketball Director for Alaska Basketball Powercamp, Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA programs

At the 2015 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska Tip-Off, Jan. 24, at the British School Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Philippine Basketball Association All-Star player and coach Jeff Cariaso has announced his return to Alaska to help the next generation of young and aspiring basketball players realize their dreams. The launch was led by Alaska Milk President and CEO Fred Uytengsu, NBA Country Manager for the Philippines Carlo Singson and Alaska Milk VP for Marketing Blen Fernando.

“This feels like a homecoming for me because I’ve always been proud to be part of Alaska. My job right now is to find the best basketball players for boys and girls around the country and help them develop to their full potential not just as players but also as persons and productive members of the community,” said Cariaso.

Cariaso started his 15-year career in PBA after he was drafted sixth overall by Alaska in 1995 where he also took the Rookie of the Year award that year. On his 2nd year in the league, he achieved a rare Grand Slam with the Aces. When Jeff rejoined Alaska Aces in 2004, he was team captain for six years before announcing his retirement in 2010 after playing 15 seasons in the league.

From being a 10-time PBA All-Star, 2003 PBA All-Filipino Finals MVP and 2002 PBA All Filipino Best Player of the Conference, Cariaso began his transition to becoming a coach in 2011.

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Cariaso returned home to Alaska this year to as Basketball Director for Alaska Basketball Powercamp and Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA under Alaska’s NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. Program to help aspiring young players achieve their full potential. He will travel around the country together with the other coaches to conduct school clinics for coaches and players during the regional selection camps. They will also teach not just the basics of the sport but also STAR values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, (positive) Attitude, and Respect. These activities will culminate in the National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia where the 2015 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA all-star teams and national coaches are named.

The players and coaches will then have an experience of a lifetime when they go on a trip to watch an NBA game and meet NBA players. Last year, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA teams flew to Beijing, China to meet basketball legend Yao Ming and played friendly basketball games with other all-stars teams from Southeast Asia.

Young boys and girls will learn positive values as they as they showcase their basketball skills with athletes of the same age (10 to 14) through the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA. Alaska promotes a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition.

According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight. Under-nutrition is also a public health concern.

Alaska provides proper nutrition through its Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink, which contains essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential.

With Alaska as presenting partner, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program has reached thousands of schools and communities nationwide and benefited thousands of young boys and girls, parents, and coaches through basketball training camps and school clinics.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program for 2015 will definitely be exciting with Coach Jeff on board in helping our future athletes realize their dreams. Encourage your children to go out and play!

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Milk Corporation visit http://www.alaskamilk.com; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit

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Jr. NBA All-Stars Experience Trip – Beijing 2014

The 2014 Philippine All-Star teams of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska together with Jr. NBA All-Star teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam flew to Beijing, China last October 12 to 16 for a once-in-a-lifetime NBA experience.

The team was able to visit historic attractions in China like the famous Juyongguan Great Wall and the Forbidden City.  The team also got the chance to play a friendly games at the Yao Ming School and meet basketball legend Yao Ming himself before attending the NBA Beijing Global Games. Become a Champion too! Watch out for the 2015 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska!

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Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippine All-Stars conquered Beijing, China for the 2014 NBA Experience.

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NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. For more information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines. Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit:

www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates, follow:

@ALASKAsportshub.


Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars Announced

The national coaches and the top ten boys and top five girls who are now the Jr. NBA All-Stars and Jr. WNBA Top 5 for the year 2014 were finally chosen last April 27 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Hall.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars and National coaches will be given the experience of a lifetime as they go on a trip to watch an NBA game and get the chance to meet some of their favorite NBA players. Last year, the Jr. NBA team met NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and watched a regular season game of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center.

Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz and WNBA Legend Tina Thompson, one of the greatest WNBA players of all time, came to Manila and helped run the National Training Camp. They also coached the second annual Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star game featuring past Jr. NBA standouts. Hayward and Thompson followed BJ Armstrong, AC Green, Luc Longley and Mugsy Bogues as NBA Players/ Legends who have been part of Jr. NBA-Alaska youth basketball program in the Philippines.

The best local basketball coaches, led by Alaska and PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa joined NBA coach Chris Sumner in conducting the clinics for the coaches and the players during the regional selection camps. The players were judged not just on their basketball skills but on STAR values of practicing Sportsmanship, Teamwork, positive Attitude and Respect for others at all times.

Coach Cliff Andy Tesocan of Tacloban, Leyte was named as the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year while Coach Ma. Pia Dysangco of Tondo, Manila became the Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year. Rhayyan Amsali of Zamboanga (but studies in Manila) and Christiana Dimaunahan of Manila were picked as Alaska Sports Youth Ambassador for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA, respectively.

The lucky boys and girls who now comprise the 2014 Jr. NBA All-Stars and Jr. WNBA Top 5 are: Vince Leo Dolendo (Iloilo RSC but from Antique), Andrew Velasco (Cebu), Luigi Velasco (Manila), David Leandro Umadhay (Iloilo RSC but from Antique), Jethro Rocamora (Cebu)- smallest in the team, Paul Matthew Manalang (Manila), John Richard Gan (Iloilo), Sam Josef Belangel (Bacolod), Jan Cyril Narvasa (Manila) and Rhayyan Amsali (Manila) for the Jr. NBA All-Stars and Mary Jean Pascual, Karl Ann Pingol, Arielle Lanot, Roxanne Salvador, Kreecie Bettina Binaohan for the Jr. WNBA Top 5. Incidentally the girls are the very first batch of Jr. WNBA players here in the Philippines.

Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation praised the continuing partnership between Alaska and the NBA, which has helped develop the sport and young boys, and girls become better individuals and productive members of society.

“We are excited to jump start another active year of Alaska Sports with the opening of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA-Alaska program for young girl players. Alaska and Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA encourage children to participate in sports to nurture their talent, live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of outdoor play.”

Under-nutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly three out 10 children.   Alaska recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight.

Through the program, Alaska leads in promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.

National Training Camp Results:

  • Jr. NBA Coach of the Year: Cliff Andy Tesocan (Tacloban, Leyte)
  • Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year: Ma. Pia Dysangco (Tondo, Manila)

 

  • Alaska Sports Youth Ambassador, Jr. NBA: Rhayyan Amsali (Studies in Manila but from Zamboanga)
  • Alaska Sports Youth Ambassador, Jr. WNBA: Christiana Dimaunahan (Manila)

 

Jr. WNBA Top 5:

1)      Mary Jean Pascual

2)      Karl Ann Pingol

3)      Arielle Lanot

4)      Roxanne Salvador

5)      Kreecie Bettina Binaohan

 

Jr. NBA All-Star Team:

1)      Vince Leo Dolendo (Iloilo RSC but from Antique)

2)      Andrew Velasco (Cebu)

3)      Luigi Velasco (Manila)

4)      David Leandro Umadhay (Iloilo RSC but from Antique)

5)      Jethro Rocamora (Cebu)- smallest in the team J

6)      Paul Matthew Manalang (Manila)

7)      John Richard Gan (Iloilo)

8)      Sam Josef Belangel (Bacolod)

9)      Jan Cyril Narvasa (Manila)

10)   Rhayyan Amsali (Manila)

For general information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub.


Alaska shines spotlight on country’s best young basketball players

From the Regional Selection Camps and Alaska Basketball Power Camps all over the country, – participated in by more than 80,000 boys, girls, and coaches – the top 50 boys and top 24 girls will undergo final selection on April 25 and 26 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum. The national coaches will be selected and also the top ten boys and top five girls will be named Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars on April 27 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Hall.

The hardworking players and coaches will be given the experience of a lifetime as they go on a trip to watch an NBA game and get the chance to meet some of their favorite NBA players. Last year, the Jr. NBA team met NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and watched a regular season game of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center.

Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz and WNBA Legend Tina Thompson, one of the greatest WNBA players of all time, will be in Manila to help run the National Training Camp. They will also coach in the second annual Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star game featuring past Jr. NBA standouts. Hayward and Thompson follow BJ Armstrong, AC Green, Luc Longley and Mugsy Bogues as NBA Players/ Legends who have been part of Jr. NBA-Alaska youth basketball program in the Philippines.

The best local basketball coaches, led by Alaska and PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa joined NBA coach Chris Sumner in conducting the clinics for the coaches and the players during the regional selection camps. The players were judged not just on their basketball skills but on STAR values of practicing Sportsmanship, Teamwork, positive Attitude and Respect for others at all times.

The Regional Selection Camps were conducted at Stadia Convention Center, Dagupan; Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; St. Paul University, Surigao; Ateneo De Iloilo; Sacred Heart School-Ateneo De Cebu; and the PICC Forum Tent, Metro Manila.

Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation praised the continuing partnership between Alaska and the NBA, which has helped develop the sport and young boys, and girls become better individuals and productive members of society.

“We are excited to jumpstart another active year of Alaska Sports with the opening of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA-Alaska program for young girl players. Alaska and Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA encourage children to participate in sports to nurture their talent, live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of outdoor play.”

Under-nutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly three out 10 children.   Alaska recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight.

Through the program, Alaska leads in promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.

For general information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub.


Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA Goes to Cebu City!

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Over a thousand aspiring champions joined the Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska school clinic here in Sacred Heart School- Ateneo de Cebu today, Jan 25,2014 breaking the record of Davao City. These little champions have participants from private and public schools and some of them came from Bohol and Ormoc.


The 7th Jr.NBA & Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Journey officially begins!

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) study revealed that obesity, which can lead to serious heart problems and diabetes at a young age is becoming one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults. To prevent increasing the risk of these diet-related diseases, it is imperative to have proper nutrition and an active lifestyle.

Given these growing issues on health, Alaska continues their partnership with Jr. NBA this year to nurture young boys, and girls, become better individuals and encourage them to embrace a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle through sports.

The 2014 Jr.NBA presented by Alaska, the international youth development program of the NBA, formally launched its seventh staging and their new program exclusively for girls, the Jr.WNBA last January 18, Saturday at the British School Manila, Bonifacio Global City.

Jr. NBA Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska sponsors, coaching staff and the 2013 Jr. NBA All-Star Team Philippines

Jr. NBA Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska sponsors, coaching staff and the 2013 Jr. NBA All-Star Team Philippines

The launch was led by Alaska Milk President and CEO Fred Uytengsu, Alaska Milk VP for Marketing Blen Fernando, NBA Asia Country Manager Carlo Singson and NBA Head of Basketball Operations Sefu Bernard.

“We are excited to jumpstart another active year of Alaska Sports with the opening of the Jr. NBA-Alaska program,” said Uytengsu. “This year, young girl players will also get the opportunity to participate and benefit from the program with the launch of Jr. WNBA.

NBA Asia Country Manager, Carlo Singson and Wilfred Steven Uytengsu President and CEO, Alaska Milk Corporation

NBA Asia Country Manager, Carlo Singson and Wilfred Steven Uytengsu President and CEO, Alaska Milk Corporation

The Jr. WNBA program allows aspiring girls in the country to be part of NBA’s international youth development program. These girls will be given the same trainings and opportunities as Jr. NBA participants because in these modern times, girls are just as interested in sports, specially basketball, as the boys.

With Alaska as presenting partner, the Jr. NBA program has reached hundreds of schools and communities nationwide and benefited thousands of children, parents, and coaches through basketball training camps and school clinics.

Some of the best local basketball coaches, led by Alaska and PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa join NBA coaches led by Sefu Bernard in travelling all over the country to conduct school clinics for coaches and players during the regional selection camp starting on January 19.

Jr. NBA Jr. WNBA Coaching Staff

Jr. NBA Jr. WNBA Coaching Staff

These activities will culminate in the National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia where the 2014 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA basketball players and national coach will be named. They will then given an experience of a lifetime when they go on a trip to watch an NBA game and meet NBA players. Last year, the Jr. NBA All-Star Philippine team watched a Los Angeles Lakers home game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center met NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.

The Jr. NBA & Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska, is just one of Alaska’s Sports Development Program that inspires children to become future champions through teaching them skills to play the game while incorporating the values of determination, hard work, teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.

Become a champion too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION.

For more information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit: http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates, follow: @ALASKAsportshub.