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Jr. NBA Philippines completes National Training Camp Roster with Metro Manila participants

Nine boys and 20 girls topped the final Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska held April 27-28 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati, which will also serve as the venue for the National Training Camp on May 17-19. 

The young athletes, selected by Jr. NBA Coaches Rob Newson and Alaska’s Jeffrey Cariaso, Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller, stood out from the 591 participants, exhibiting fundamental skills and core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect (S.T.A.R.) throughout the two-day event.  They will join top players from the Regional Selection Camps in North Luzon (Benguet), South Luzon (Lucena), Visayas (Dumaguete) and Mindanao (Butuan) and a select group from the Alaska Power Camp and vie to be named as 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars comprised of five boys and five girls.

New this year, the Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars will be sent to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long camp in June that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.  

In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will form a team of 10 boys and 10 girls that will represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida that will feature youth players from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

Participants can now register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter.  Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.

The following is a complete list of participants selected from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila advancing to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp:

BOYS ROSTER:

First Name

Last Name

Age

School

James Yuan

Ison

14

La Salle Greenhills

Joshua

Minguillo

13

Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna

Daniel

Padilla

14

Nazareth School of National University

Hikaru

Policarpio

13

Bacood Elementary School

Sebastian Roy

Reyes

13

Nazareth School of National University

Lanze

Ronquillo

14

San Beda University

Marc Kerby

Samson

14

Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna

Syrex June

Silorio

13

Nazareth School of National University

Elijah Ray

Yusi

14

Nazareth School of National University

GIRLS ROSTER:

First Name

Last Name

Age

School

Sophia

Amol

13

De La Salle Zobel

Crisciona Ann

Bagasani

13

San Sebastian College

Franchesca Isabela

Buenvenida

13

Mother of Divine Providence School

Dancylle Gabrealene

Busime

13

Gulod National High School

Leanne Jazmine

Catalan

12

Arandia College

Ciara

Centeno

12

Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School

Merylle

Cuasay

13

Oriental Mindoro National High School

Mikaela Francesca

Galauran

12

St. Paul College Pasig

Ysabela  Louise

Gonzales

13

St. Paul College Pasig

Jay Anne Marie

Lachica

13

Sta. Clara Parish School

Kyla Marie

Mataga

14

De La Salle Zobel

Dianne Camille

Nolasco

14

Miriam College

Rochelle

Omalin

14

De La Salle Zobel

Frances Maxine

Pamintuan

14

UST-Angelicum College

Ellen

Parane

13

Tandang Sora Integrated School

Aaliyah Mai

Reyes

13

St. Paul College Pasig

Kharel Joy

Siapoc

13

La Salle College Antipolo

Erika Nadine

Tenorio

13

School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City

Justine Mhyrra

Vibanco

13

Saint Joseph Parish School

Princess

Villarin

13

De La Salle Zobel

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 

About Alaska Milk

Given the growing issues on health as well as the fast-changing technological environment, which leads to the change in children’s interests and behavior or sedentary lifestyle, Alaska believes that there is a need to reinforce its thrust in leading a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle. Alaska seeks to engage the youth, especially younger kids, in sports.

Alaska Milk looks beyond selling milk – it sells nutrition and by doing so, the Company and brand Alaska is doing its part in nation-building.  Through youth sports development programs, Alaska is able to help nourish children for them to develop into champions in the field of interest and, in general, in life.  The overall objective of the Alaska Sports is to strengthen the brand’s equity in nutrition through sports.  To portray Alaska Fortified as a brand that helps instill the values of determination, discipline, teamwork, and hard work among the youth through sports.


Eight boys and eight girls named newest All-Stars of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, May 15, 2017 – Youth players from the Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila shined the brightest among 72 boys and girls in the National Training Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 14, attended by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton and former WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks.

Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches fundamental skills, builds character, and promotes active lifestyles for Filipinos nationwide.  Payton and Wicks joined Jr. NBA Coaches Chris Sumner and Jeffrey Cariaso in training and working with the young campers throughout the National Training Camp.  Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council members including NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo also attended the final day of the National Training Camp.

Eight boys and eight girls—comprised of players from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—were selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars on the last day of the three-day camp that honed and tested the basketball skills of regional finalists from tryouts staged in Cagayan de Oro, Lucena, Cebu and Manila earlier this year.

Kenji Trey Duremdes, 14, Jan Clement Macalalag, 13, and Victorino Torres, 13, of La Salle Greenhills; Joachim Eddie Laure of University of Santo Tomas High School; Johndel Austria, 13, of Escuela de Sophia-Caloocan; Ian Dominic Espinosa, 13, of Ateneo de Iloilo; Reinhard Jumanoy, 13, of University of San Carlos-North Campus; and Jeryk Dwight Bait, 14, of St. Francis National High School in Lucena represent the boys named as Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 All-Stars.

The girls selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars are composed of Boni Marylene Solis, 12; Jane Araza, 13, and Jeehan Nikaela Ahmed, 13, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Jazmine Ann Maniquis, 13, of St. Paul Pasig; Lindsey Nacional, 13, of La Salle College Antipolo; Camille Nolasco, 14, of Miriam College; and Chinnsai Demana, 13, of the University of the Visayas in Cebu.

Catrina June Biongcog of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan and Jed Cabellon of Southwestern Univerrsity of Cebu meanwhile were selected as the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 Coaches of the Year.  The Jr. NBA All-Stars together with the Coaches of the Year will be rewarded with an overseas NBA experience later this year and will be joined by fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

The following players also received special awards for their outstanding achievements in the National Training Camp: Mariela Avila of Lucena and Zean Paolo Moreno of Cagayan De Oro, Panasonic Rising S.T.A.R. Award; Camille Nolasco of Manila and Ian Espinosa of Iloilo, Cloudfone All-Star Players of the Game;  Princess Delig of Cebu and Johndel Austria of Manila, Gatorade Hustle Award; Yza Camila Alarcon of Manila and Maverick John Vieto of Lucena, Globe Telecom Sportsmanship Award; Camille Nolasco and Joachim Eddie Laure of Manila, Alaska Ambassadors; and Boni Marylene Solis and Kenji Duremdes, Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players.

Additionally, the National Training Camp showcased the fifth edition of the Jr. NBA All-Star alumni game hosting several past Jr. NBA All-Stars who have ascended in the amateur and collegiate ranks, and staged the first ever alumni homecoming of the Jr. NBA Philippines program.

For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, fans can visit www.nba.com, like the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and follow www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and w ww.playph.com.


Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska to Inspire Nationwide Youth Basketball Participation

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 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 to select eight boys and eight girls as Jr. NBA All-Stars –

– Online Registration Now Live at www.jrnba.asia/philippines

 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Jan. 18, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska returns this year to the Philippines from Jan. 20-May 14 as part of the league’s effort to encourage youth basketball participation. 

Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches participants the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  In addition, Jr. NBA Philippines will introduce a court refurbishment initiative that will revitalize a community court through the NBA Cares platform.

The Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14 and is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip. 

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The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bacolod, Batangas, Cagayan De Oro, Cavite, Cebu, Metro Manila and Subic.  The Regional Selection Camps will be held in Cagayan De Oro (Feb. 11-12), Lucena (Feb. 25-26), Cebu (March 11-12) and Metro Manila (April 1-2), with the top 37 boys and 37 girls advancing to the National Training Camp in Manila on May 12-14, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend.  The program will culminate with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars, comprised of eight boys and eight girls, who will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

Below is a look at the Jr. NBA in the Philippines By The Numbers:

  • 133,000 –  The Jr. NBA Philippines Facebook page has more than 133,000 followers.
  • 57,000 – More than 57,000 players have participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines.
  • 3,000 – More than 3,000 coaches have participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines.
  • 94 –  94 Jr. NBA All-Stars have been selected.
  • 64 – Jr. NBA clinics have been conducted in 64 municipalities and cities across the Philippines.
  • 10 – 10 current and former NBA and WNBA players have participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines: Tina Thompson, Ruth Riley, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, B.J. Armstrong, A.C. Green, Luc Longley, Muggsy Bogues, Gordon Hayward, Nerlens Noel and Norris Cole.
  • 2 –  Two Jr. NBA Philippines alumni, Aljon Mariano and Raphael Banal, are currently playing in the Philippine Basketball Association.
  • 1 – One Jr. NBA Philippines alumnus, Kobe Paras, plays for Creighton University, an NCAA Division I team.

The 2017 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines will begin the search for the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Jan. 20 in Manila, led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso.  Fourteen Jr. NBA coaches will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp, with two Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year awarded with an NBA experience trip.

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“Jr. NBA has provided world-class basketball instruction to communities across the country and produced a roster of athletes competing both on the local and international stage,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “We are grateful for our partnership with Alaska, which supports our mission of instilling the core values of our game and promoting an active lifestyle among youth in the Philippines.”

“We are proud that Jr. NBA Philippines has established itself as one of the country’s premier youth basketball programs and shaped well-rounded athletes including Aljon Mariano, Kiefer Ravena, Kobe Paras, Kyla Flores and Rozie Amatong who inspire Filipino youth to fulfill their potential,” said Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “As partners of the NBA, Alaska Milk is committed to serving more Filipino children and families with affordable nutrition and providing first-rate training to guide their pursuit of becoming champions in life.”

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Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.

CloudFone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.

The Jr. NBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14.  Coaches and participants can now register online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, visitwww.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from 41 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 1.3 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk

Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition.  According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.  Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.  It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential.  Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children.  Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to “go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. programs: Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines.  At the same time, Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 14-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values.  Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations who share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools and Sunrise Events, Incorporated.


Baynes, Exum, Ingles, Middleton and Mills Headline First Basketball without Borders Camp in Australia

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– NBA and FIBA’s Global Basketball Development and Community Outreach Program Celebrating its 15th Anniversary This Summer –

GEELONG, MELBOURNE, MIES, NEW YORK, June 6, 2016 –The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) today announced the top 45 boys from 17 countries who will travel to the first Basketball without Borders (BWB) Asia Camp in Australia, which will be held June 23-26 at Dandenong Basketball Stadium in Melbourne.  BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program,is celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer.

BWB Asia will bring together the top male players born between 1999 and 2001 from around the Asia-Pacific region to learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches, including Aron Baynes (Detroit Pistons; Australia), Dante Exum (Utah Jazz; Australia), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz; Australia), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks; U.S.), and Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs; Australia).

Baynes, Exum, Ingles, Middleton and Mills will be joined by former NBA players Bruce Bowen (U.S.) and David Robinson (U.S.); current NBL players Igor Hadziomerovic (Melbourne United; Australia), Daniel Kickert (Brisbane Bullets; Australia), MajokMajok (Melbourne United; Australia), Nate Tomlinson (Melbourne United; Australia), and Lucas Walker (Adelaide 36’ers; Australia);former WNBA and WNBL player Lauren Jackson (Australia); former WNBL player Jan Stirling (Australia); and current NBL coaches Lanard Copeland (Sydney Kings; U.S./Australia), Dean Demopoulos (Melbourne United; U.S.), Andrew Gaze (Sydney Kings; Australia), and Mike Kelly (Melbourne United; U.S./Australia).

Current NBA assistant coaches Zach Guthrie (Utah Jazz), Charles Klask (Detroit Pistons), Jay Larranaga (Boston Celtics)and Jerry Stackhouse (Toronto Raptors; former NBA player; U.S.)will also serve as BWB Asia coaches.  President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) Patrick Hunt will serve as camp director.

BWB Asia will also include a girls camp for the top female players in Victoria and a Jr. NBA camp for local youth.

In addition to working with the campers on the court, NBA, FIBA and NBL players and coaches will lead extensive community outreach events through NBA Cares that will leave a lasting legacy in Melbourne and Geelong.  These social responsibility efforts will focus on youth basketball development and teaching the values of the game, including teamwork, integrity and respect, on and off the court.  Activities will include a Jr. NBA youth basketball clinic, an NBA Cares court dedication, a Jr. NBA wheelchair basketball exhibition game and clinics and life skills sessions with campers.

Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.

Since 2001, BWB has reached more than 2,500 participants from 130 countries and territories, with 37 campers drafted into the NBA.  Twenty-one former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2015-16 NBA season.

The first-ever Basketball without Borders camp took place in Europe in July 2001.  Vlade Divac (Serbia) and Toni Kukoc (Croatia), together with former teammates from the Yugoslav national team, reunited to work with 50 children from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia and Montenegro at La Ghirada in Treviso, Italy.  Since then, the NBA and FIBA have staged 45 BWB camps in 26 cities across 22 countries on five continents.  More than 210 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined nearly 160 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world.

The full BWB 2016 summer schedule will be announced in the coming months.

The following is a complete list of players participating in the first BWB Asia Camp in Australia:

First Name Last Name Country
Alexander Mudronja Australia
Biar Garang Australia
Nicholas Stoddart Australia
Jason Gregg Australia
Benjamin Fakira Australia
Owen Hulland Australia
Jie Guo China
Yuxuan Liu China
Jiafeng Zhang China
Yansong Sun China
Jiaren Zhao China
Kuan-I Wu Chinese Taipei
Mao Wei-Chia Ku Chinese Taipei
Yen-Lin Chen Chinese Taipei
Kobe Sotelo Guam
Aashay Verma India
Baladhaneshwar Poiyamozhi India
Sahil India
Komang Arya Parta Wijaya Indonesia
Alborz Hasanzadehzoshki Iran
Mohammadjavad Mahmoodi Iran
SeyedShahriar Arefifar Iran
Seishin Yokochi Japan
Shugo Asai Japan
Sota Okura Japan
Abdullah Alsawalhi Jordan
Georges El Beyrouty Lebanon
Karim Zeinoun Lebanon
Joon Kang Lee Malaysia
Samuel Waardenburg New Zealand
Daniel Fotu New Zealand
Quinn Clinton New Zealand
Hamish McDonald New Zealand
Callum McRae New Zealand
Taane Samuel New Zealand
Jed Cedrick Colonia Philippines
John Mark Lagumen Philippines
Paul Mathew Manalang Philippines
Yong-An Thng Singapore
Yunghi Ha South Korea
Sunghyun Choe South Korea
Jaehyun Oh South Korea
Yongwoo Yi South Korea
Jdar Sonsem Thailand
Shukhrat Muradhadjaev Uzbekistan

BWB Africa 2015 Recap Video:http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2015/07/31/all-access-2015-bwb-africa.nba/

BWB Americas 2015 Recap Video:http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2015/08/28/bwb-dominican-republic-mix-fonted.nba/

BWB Europe 2015 Recap Video: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2016/04/29/042916-specials-bwb-europe-feature.nba/index.html


JrNBA/JrWNBA Regional Selection Camp Manila picks 24 Kids for the National Training Camp

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A record number of 1,114 boy and girl athletes attended the Manila Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati on Saturday, April 9, 2016. This is the biggest number of Regional Selection Camp participants so far in the nine-year history of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska.

(Photo credit: jrnba.com/asia/philippines

(Photo credit: jrnba.asia/philippines)

The Manila Regional Selection Camp ended with selected 16 boys and 8 girls from the NCR who will join the regional finalists from Baguio, Davao and Cebu in the National Training Camp on April 22-24, 2016.


Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

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The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati on April 9 and 10.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

It is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Don Bosco Institute in Makati or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

Other than Manila, the Regional Selection Camps were also held at Davao City, Cebu City and Baguio City.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

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The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.


Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ starts in Baguio

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The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska starts its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its first Regional Selection Camp at the Benguet State University, Baguio on Feb. 20 and 21.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel on an overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Benguet State University in Baguio or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

Other than Baguio there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Davao (Feb. 27-28), Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10). The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball. For live updates log on to http://www.playph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.


Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Mania Regional Selection Camp Results

Here’s the list of kids who qualified at the last Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA Mania Regional Selection Camp held last April 11-12, 2015 at the PICC Forum.
11 Boys:
1. Stacey Tibayan (Manila)
2. Ernest John Felicilda (CDO)
3. Russelle Andrew C. Dominguez (Rizal)
4. Jac Inigo Macasaet (Baguio)
5. Kai Zachary Sotto (Manila)
6. Edrian Custodio (Paranaque)
7 Previn Competente (Manila)
8. Ren Gabriel D. Reyes (Batangas)
9 Jesse Adrian F. Intega (Manila)
10. Christian Allen G. Vergara (Las Pinas)
11. Vehnjo Maximo (Manila)
6 Girls:
1. Michaela Pentecostes (Makati)
2. Kyla Flores (Paranaque)
3. Akemi Marteja (Paranaque)
4. Christine Jazz Unqui
5. Nelia Jean David (Manila)
6. Stephanie Villapando (Laguna)

The National Training Camp is the high point of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program where ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA standouts will be named as the 2015 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA All-Stars and a Coach of the Year will be chosen.

All the best players from each region will pitted their skills and the ways in which they express the STAR values during the three-day boot camp that will prepare them to be exceptional athletes and total persons on and off the court.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program, is free for boys and girls across all stages – from the school and open clinics, through the Regional Selection Camps, the National Training Camp and the NBA Experience.

Event Photos:


Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Regional Selection Camp in Baguio City Concluded with Surprising Turn-outs

Young players Magnus Gabriel  Ines, Manuel Andray Ober, Christian Allen Magno, Jan Zyrus De Ayre, Christine Angela Venterez, Kristine Cayabyab, and Rosemarie Delos Santos were selected to join the Jr. NBA/Jr WNBA National Training Camp in Manila.

Young players Magnus Gabriel Ines, Manuel Andray Ober, Christian Allen Magno, Jan Zyrus De Ayre, Christine Angela Venterez, Kristine Cayabyab, and Rosemarie Delos Santos were selected to join the Jr. NBA/Jr WNBA National Training Camp in Manila.

Seven out of 295 young basketball players in Baguio City and nearby provinces were selected 15th of March 2015 to join the National Training Camp in Manila on April 11-12, 2015.

The stringent selection process was held in St. Louis University Laboratory High School, Baguio City by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA evaluation committee headed by PBA legend, Coach Rodney Santos.

Some participants were anxious while some were excited during the registration as well as during the announcement of who will be chosen among the 295 players. It was a surprise also for the coaches that they attracted 24 girl participants to join the selection.

An awesome experience to witness these aspiring kids, some with accompanying parents supporting them, trying to get a slot in a level-up training camp in Manila come next month.

Christine Angela Venterez, 13, of Baguio National High School; Christine Cayabyab, 14, of Judge Jose De Venecia Sr. Memorial National High School, Dagupan City and Rose Marie de los Santos, 13, of St. Albert the Great School, Dagupan City will be the Jr. WNBA representatives for North Luzon in the National Training Camp.

Jan Zyrus De Ayre, 13, of Berkeley School, Baguio; Magnus Gabriel Ines, 13, of St. Louis University Laboratory High School, Baguio; Christian Allen Magno, 14, of St. Albert the Great School, Dagupan and Manuel Andrey Ober, 13, of Dagupan City National High School are the region’s Jr. NBA representatives to the National Training Camp.

Day 1 Photos

Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA team from the Philippines joined their foreign counterparts in Beijing last year where they got the chance to watch an NBA game and meet up close some of its celebrity players like Yao Ming.

Alaska is really helping the country grow a nation of champions by providing world-class sports training, as great things were imparted to these young ballers by their coaches. They didn’t just acquired physical skills in the sport, but mentally, the importance of attitude, discipline, sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect were instilled on them.

Day 2 Photos

For more information about Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska, visit its pages at:

http://jrnba.asia/philippines/

and

https://www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines


Jr. NBA and Jr. WNB Regional Selection Camp kicks off at Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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In photo: The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA young players showed their best shot during the 2-day Regional Selection Camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp kicks off at Puerto Princesa, Palawan

The 2-day regional selection camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan concluded with 3 boys and 1 girl as the first batch of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA hopefuls. Mary Nicole Carlos- 11 years old; Gerald Dagot- 13 years old; Jam Patrick Tinbancaya- 13 years old; and Jahzeel Jared Trinidad- 13 years old will join the 50 boys and 24 girls during the National Training Camp on April 24 to 26 at PICC Forum Tent and SM Mall of Asia.

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp will also be held on February 28-March 1 in Biñan, Laguna at Alonte Sports Arena; Iloilo City on March 7-8 at Ateneo de Iloilo; Baguio on March 14-15 at St. Louis University; Bacolod on March 21-22 at St. John’s Institute; Davao on March 28-29 and Manila on April 11-12 at the PICC Forum.

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

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, please visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub #JrNBAPH #JrWNBAPH


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 Send-Off Party

A select  group of young boys and girls were formally presented to the media for the first time as the official Philippine Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA ALL STARS for 2014. Alaska peeps together with the Male and Female Coaches of the Year at the NBA Cafe a day before they left for their NBA experience, answered all questions thrown to them by the media.

The send-off party was organized for the group who left for Beijing China for their NBA Experience. Last year’s Jr. NBA had theirs in Los Angeles, California. This year the group will be taken to China where there they will meet their Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese counterparts for some friendly games, basketball clinic.

 

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The Jr NBA and Jr WNBA program in the Philippines is presented by Alaska Milk.  Its mother company, Friesland Campina, extended the sports youth program in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Alaska Milk’s Lastimosa joins Jr. NBA camp in Vietnam

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Alaska Milk Power Camp Director and Philippine basketball legend Jojo Lastimosa joins the National Training Camp of the Jr. NBA Presented by Dutch Lady Vietnam to be held July 13 to 15 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Dutch Lady and Alaska Milk Corporation are both under the FrieslandCampina family.

Lastimosa will be the lead assistant coach of basketball operations specialist for NBA Asia Chris Sumner who will run the camp.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to be able to share my knowledge of the game once again not only with my countrymen but now outside of Manila. I’m not only representing Alaska Milk, I’m also representing the Philippines. I’m aware that we have Filipino players playing for Vietnam but being able to teach there firsthand is awesome,” said Lastimosa.

“My role in Vietnam will be the same as in the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. I will help organize the camp and teach the local coaches on the skill stations. The objective is the same in all Jr. NBA camps: to find the best 10-14 year old players. But the most important part really is making the Vietnamese aware of how beautiful this game of basketball is,” said Lastimosa.

The NBA’s international youth development program aims to promote participation in the sport of basketball, improve child fitness and teach the public the importance of proper nutrition especially of drinking milk.

Here in the Philippines, Alaska continues their partnership with Jr. NBA to help young boys, and girls, become better individuals and encourage them to embrace a healthy lifestyle by engaging regularly in sports activities and through proper nutrition. 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.

In the camp held in the Philippines Lastimosa drew from his personal experience as a former national basketball player and professional to teach the participants how to become not just the best basketball player but the best person that they could be.

The basketball clinics in Vietnam have already selected the top 40 boys and 24 girls, aged 10 to 14, who will participate in the National Training Camp. The camp will be attended by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk who will teach the game in the NBA Cares community outreach. The camp covers a three-day intensive training schedule and will culminate in the selection of 14 boys and girls who will be named as the inaugural 2014 Jr. NBA Presented by Dutch Lady Vietnam All-Stars.


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.


Aspiring Champions gain a step closer to their dreams with JR.NBA / JR.WNBA presented by Alaska

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.

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 last January 18. School clinics were conducted allowing aspiring champions in the country to be part of NBA’s international youth development program. Young girls were given the same trainings and opportunities as Jr. NBA participants because in these modern times, girls are just as interested in sports, especially basketball, as the boys.  Led by some of the best local basketball coaches, like Jojo Lastimosa, PBA legend and Alaska Head of Basketball Operations,  together with the NBA coaches led by Sefu Bernard in travelling all over the country to conduct school clinics for coaches and players.

Our aspiring champions will again undergo series of trainings at the Regional Selection Camp (RSC) in Surigao, Iloilo, Cebu, Dagupan, Palawan and Manila. The RSC is where the best of the best players in key cities will be selected and asked to participate in the third and climactic part of the program – the National Training Camp (NTC).

A total of 10 girls and 16 boys (photos attached) where chosen from the Alaska Jr.NBA/WNBA Manila Selection Camp held last Apil 12 -1 13. They will be participating at the Alaska Jr. NBA/WNBA National Training Camp starting on April 24 to 27.

A total of 10 girls and 16 boys (photos attached) where chosen from the Alaska Jr.NBA/WNBA Manila Selection Camp held last Apil 12 -1 13. They will be participating at the Alaska Jr. NBA/WNBA National Training Camp starting on April 24 to 27.

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The 10 young boys and 5 young girls of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska All-Star Philippine Team will be chosen at the end of the NTC. These young champions will then be given the ultimate NBA experience by getting the chance to watch a live NBA game and meet the 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 and 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!

Come out and play!

NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION.

Event Photos During the Regional Selection Camp in Manila

 

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.


Aspiring Champions gain a step closer to their dreams with JR.NBA / JR.WNBA presented by Alaska

6 boys and 3 girls were the top pick to join the National Training Camp in Manila on April.

6 boys and 3 girls were the top pick to join the National Training Camp in Manila on April.

400 young girls and boys showcased their basketball skills during the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska in Iloilo last Mar. 15 & 16.

400 young girls and boys showcased their basketball skills during the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska in Iloilo last Mar. 15 & 16.

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Press release:

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.

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 last January 18. School clinics were conducted allowing aspiring champions in the country to be part of NBA’s international youth development program. Young girls were given the same trainings and opportunities as Jr. NBA participants because in these modern times, girls are just as interested in sports, especially basketball, as the boys.  Led by some of the best local basketball coaches, like Jojo Lastimosa, PBA legend and Alaska Head of Basketball Operations,  together with the NBA coaches led by Sefu Bernard in travelling all over the country to conduct school clinics for coaches and players.

Our aspiring champions will again undergo series of trainings at the Regional Selection Camp (RSC) in Surigao, Iloilo, Cebu, Dagupan, Palawan and Manila. The RSC is where the best of the best players in key cities will be selected and asked to participate in the third and climactic part of the program – the National Training Camp (NTC).

The 10 young boys and 5 young girls of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska All-Star Philippine Team will be chosen at the end of the NTC. These young champions will then be given the ultimate NBA experience by getting the chance to watch a live NBA game and meet the 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 and 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!

Come out and play!

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.


Aspiring Champions begin their journey with Jr NBA & Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska

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. Last March 9, 2014 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex, over 400 aspiring champions joined the Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska school clinic. Become a champion too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION.

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. Last March 9, 2014 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex, over 400 aspiring champions joined the Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska school clinic. Become a champion too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION.

For more information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit: http://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.


Yolanda Victims Receives Donation from L.A. Lakers Thru Jr. NBA All-Star Team

Our very own Jr. NBA All-star Team had visited the LA Lakers court at Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA to meet some of the Lakers players, including NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant. The Jr. players were also able to practice shooting at the arena, home court of the two NBA teams, the  Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. Before the end of their visit, Kobe Bryant presented his team’s donation of US$150,000 to these talented kids for typhoon relief efforts of the Philippine National Red Cross.


2013 Jr. NBA All-Star Philippine Team Selection

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Last April 28, the 4-month long youth development program, Jr. NBA as presented by Alaska, had its culminating activities at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. This marks the 6th year of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.

The country’s best junior players (10-14 year olds) gathered there and took part in the Jr. NBA National Training Camp.  These 50 kids, who have been selected from among thousands of hopefuls from all over the Philippines, had undergone intensive NBA training from Jr. NBA-certified coaches and NBA personnel.

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The event was highlighted by the presence of NBA Legend Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues. At 5’3”, he is the shortest player ever to play in the NBA. United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Harry K. Thomas, Jr. delivered his short note, spoke some Filipino phrases and was well applauded by the audience and participants.

The 1st-ever Jr. NBA Alumni Exhibition Game have gathered 22 of their top alumni, including current stars of the UAAP and NCAA senior and junior divisions, played a fun exhibition game for fans and for the current crop of Jr. NBA participants.

Jr. NBA All-Star Game and Philippine All-Star Team Selection –the Top 20 players from this year’s batch played in a game as competing members of Team Jolas and Team Muggsy, and were short-listed and became the Top 10 players that formed the 2013 Jr. NBA All-Star Philippine Team who will get an opportunity of a lifetime to see the NBA live.

Throughout that day, Jr. NBA event partners ran interactive games and activities and gave fans cool souvenirs and prizes.

(Sourced from the letter invite sent by Alaska.)

Press Release:

NBA AND ALASKA MILK CORPORATION ANNOUNCE  MULTI-YEAR MARKETING PARTNERSHIP EXPANSION

– Alaska to serve as Presenting Partner of first-ever Jr. NBA program in Philippines –

MANILA, PHILIPPINES APRIL 26, 2013 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Alaska Milk Corporation (Alaska) have announced the expansion of their multi-year marketing partnership that began in 2011.  As the Official Milk Partner of the NBA, Alaska will maintain its commitment to developing basketball in the Philippines and will connect with the passionate NBA fan base through grassroots events, television and digital exposure, and promotions for its customers at retail.

Building on the success of the Jr. NBA Philippines program, Alaska will serve as the presenting partner for the first-ever Jr. NBA program in the Philippines.  Tipping off in 2014, the Jr. NBA presented by Alaska will give Filipinas the opportunity to showcase and improve their basketball skills.  Alaska also will continue to serve as presenting partner for the Jr. NBA program, which is currently in its sixth season.

“Alaska is excited to be renewing our relationship with the NBA,” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, Jr., President and CEO, Alaska Milk Corporation. “Our partnership with the NBA has helped us reach thousands of Filipino youth each year, encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle through sports. More importantly, we help them realize their potential as individuals while instilling positive values. We anticipate even more success through this partnership with the NBA in the many years to come”.

“Expanding our partnership with Alaska to introduce the first-ever Jr. NBA program in the Philippines is a great step in bringing the game to more of our fans,” said Scott Levy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, NBA Asia. “Both the NBA and Alaska share a commitment to the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles among Filipino youth through sport, and we look forward to continued collaboration between our two companies to grow the game of basketball.”

The sixth season of Jr. NBA presented by Alaska, which will conclude this weekend, saw record participation numbers with 1,000 kids at the school clinic in Davao and a total 1,374 kids trying out for the Regional Selection Camps. The National Training Camp will be held in Manila this weekend with the top 10 players being named to the Jr. NBA All-Star team and the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year being named.

Over the last three years, in partnership with Alaska, the Jr. NBA program has grown to reach more than 500 schools and 60,000 students, parents, and coaches across the country. Each year a new city benefits from the free grassroots basketball program that involves not just young players but also their parents and coaches.

More information is available on the Jr. NBA event website at www.jrnba.com.ph. Fans can also follow the Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.

For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com or follow the league on its official Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/NBA_Philippines.

About Alaska Milk

Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. According to the seventh National Nutrition Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Science and Technology in 2008, “undernutrition (based on weight-for-age and height-for-age) remains to be a public health problem, affecting nearly three out 10 children” aged 0 to 10 years old. AMC is committed to help provide superior nutrition to these children through its leading brands: Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink contain essential vitamins and minerals that help children reach their full growth potential. And through brand Alaska’s own multi-awarded Alaska Basketball and Football Powercamps, children are encouraged to “go out and play” and live a healthy lifestyle. With its professional basketball team, the Alaska Aces, a 13-time PBA champion team, Alaska also inspires the youth to engage in sports and aspire to become future champions guided by positive values. Today, Brand Alaska partners with excellent local and international organizations that share the same objectives, vision, and values including the Philippine Basketball Association, Ironman 70.3, Ironkids, XTerra, Makati Football School, Alabang Football School, and recently with the Philippine National Football Team, the Azkals, and FC Barcelona Escola Camp Philippines.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters currently feature 85 international players from 36 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, which is available in more than 61 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which averages more than 42 million page views per day, more than half of which originate from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with more than 380 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $210 million to charity, completed more than 2.3 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 760 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play.