Thursday, May 24, 2018

Exciting performances await at Festival of Possibilities




Filinvest City, the premier garden central business district south of Metro Manila, is inviting its employees, residents, and guests to come together to explore the possibilities of music and play as it hosts its first-ever Festival of Possibilities at the Filinvest City Events Grounds on June 8, 2018 from 3 p.m. onwards.

A social gathering aimed at bringing the community closer, this exciting town-wide fair will witness awesome performances from some of the country’s hottest local bands today, including Ben&Ben, Autotelic, Franco and Parokya ni Edgar. City dwellers will also get to enjoy activities consisting of inflatables, arcades, and a bazaar.

Come and enjoy good music and good company! Simply present proof of residence or employment in Filinvest City to get a pass to the event. Non-residents and non-employees, meanwhile, may buy tickets priced at P500 at the venue gates or may purchase items from any of the merchants in Festival Alabang, Westgate Center and Fastbytes in Northgate Cyberzone until June 8, 2018. The receipts equivalent to P1,000 may be exchanged at the venue gates for one ticket. There is no limit in the number of receipts to be presented, but each transaction must have a minimum purchase of P200.

Don’t miss out on the first-ever Festival of Possibilities that promises to be a wonderful experience for employees, residents, and guests as they enjoy the healthy outdoors and fresh air only at Filinvest City.

To know more, visit Filinvest City’s official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FilinvestCityOFFICIAL/.

THUNDER’S BREWER, NETS’ LEVERT, HEAT’S OLYNYK, MAVERICKS’ POWELL HEADLINE SECOND BASKETBALL WITHOUT BORDERS CAMP IN INDIA




-   10th BWB Asia Camp Will Bring Together Top 66 Boys and Girls from 16 Countries and Territories -

-  Camp Will Feature Two Current NBA Academies Prospects and Will be Preceded by NBA Academies Women’s Program -

NEW YORK, MIES, MUMBAI, May 24, 2018  The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) today announced the top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries and territories who will participate in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia.

BWB Asia 2018 will be held May 30 – June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), marking the second time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in India. Nike will serve as the official partner.

Corey Brewer (Oklahoma City Thunder; U.S.), Caris LeVert (Brooklyn Nets; U.S.), Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat; Canada; BWB Americas 2009), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks; Canada), two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley, and former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman will coach the top high school age campers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

BWB Asia 2018 will feature two current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s signature elite player development initiative that consists of a network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi NCR, India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal.

Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Asia 2018 MVPs at the conclusion of the four-day camp.

BWB Asia 2018 will be preceded by a basketball development camp May 27 – 29 for the 18 female prospects from throughout India as part of The NBA Academies Women’s Program1996 Olympic


Gold Medalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi, Riley and former college coach Blair Hardiek – the global technical directors for women’s programming across the league’s seven academies – will oversee the camp.

BWB Asia 2018 and The NBA Academies Women’s Program camp will also include a variety of NBA Cares and Jr. NBA community outreach efforts with youth in New Delhi in partnership with local community organizations, including basketball clinics for more than 150 youth from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program and the NBA Basketball Schools in New Delhi. These programs will highlight the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game, including teamwork, respect, determination and community.

Current NBA assistant coaches Bret Brielmaier (Nets), Darvin Ham (Atlanta Hawks), Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves), and Mike Wells (Utah Jazz) will also serve as BWB Asia 2018 coaches. Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) will be the camp director. Casey Smith (Mavericks) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer.

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

BWB has reached more than 3,190 participants from 127 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 50 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents. A record 24 former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season.

The NBA and FIBA have staged 53 BWB camps in 33 cities across 27 countries on six continents. More than 250 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 200 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world. BWB Asia was previously held in India in 2008.

The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center in Delhi NCR for the top male and female prospects from throughout India and the first of its kind in the country, officially opened in May 2017 and builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than 6 million youth and trained more than 5,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013. In April 2017, the NBA launched The NBA Basketball School, a network of tuition-based basketball development programs open to male and female players from outside the U.S. ages 6-18. NBA Basketball Schools have been launched in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Punjab as part of a multiyear agreement with India On Track (IOT), one of India’s leading sports management, marketing and development companies. NBA Champion Kevin Durant became the first active NBA player to visit The NBA Academy India in July 2017.

Follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAsia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow The NBA Academies Women’s Program using the hashtag #NBAAcademy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about NBA Academies at nbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy).

Additional 2018 BWB camps in Serbia and South Africa will be announced at a later date.

     
The following is a complete list of players participating in the 10th BWB Asia camp (rosters are subject to change):

GIRLS ROSTER:

Last Name
First Name
Country
Price
Paige
Australia
Wise
Lauren
Australia
Bowyer
Indiah
Australia
Liu
Guanpeng Liu
China
Yuan
Meiya Yuan
China
Gao
Jianjun Gao
China
Tang
Ziqi Tang
China
Zhao
Dan Zhao
China
**Ahlawat
Khushi
India
**Baliyan
Riya
India
**Behal
Priyanka
India
**Deodhar
Siya
India
**Desai
Rajvai
India
**Dongre
Khushi
India
**Jayakumar
Monica
India
**Johny
Anmariya
India
**Kartik
Sunishka
India
**Karva
Neha
India
**Niranjan
Grishma
India
**Ramesh
Sanjana
India
**Rani
Radha
India
**Rani
Sreekala
India
**Senthil Kumar
Pushpa
India
**Taunque
Asmat
India
**Yadav
Vaishnavi
India
**Zacariah
Ann Mary
India

BOYS ROSTER:

Last Name
First Name
Country/Territory
Bird
Clancy Joseph Lurey
Australia
Giddey
Joshua James
Australia
Foster
Daniel
Australia
Bofinger
Lachlan Joseph
Australia
Dennis
Kian Jamie
Australia
Wu
Yonghao
China
Li
Yuanxin
China
Wu
Chao
China
Zhang
Zhiyao
China


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Chen
Chiang-Shuang
Chinese Taipei
Ma
Chien-Hao
Chinese Taipei
Anson
Lam Man Kei
Hong Kong
*Singh
Princepal
India
*Sandhu
Amaan
India
Tomar
Prashant
India
Singh
Harprett
India
Priyanshu
Priyanshu
India
Tomar
Harshwardhan
India
Kokate
Pritish
India
Sebastian
Darryl
Indonesia</