More than 1000 youths took part in #PLAYPINOY tournament, with a film launched to celebrate the unique spirit and style of Pinoy basketball
Nike’s fast-paced and unconventional 5-on-5 basketball tournament for Pinoy youths, #PLAYPINOY, has crowned its first-ever champions today. The final of the #PLAYPINOY tournament was held at the Doña Imelda Covered Court, Bgy. Doña Imelda in Quezon City.
After a day of playing through the quarter-finals, and semi-finals, Team Amazing Playground emerged and claimed the right to become champions of the court as the first event #PLAYPINOY winners. Amazing Playground–from Manila,, Paranaque, Alabang, and Antipolo respectively. comprised of five boys – William Navarro, Francis Giusani, Joaquin Mariano, Sam Heidelburg, Jerome Ejercito, and Franz Abuda.
The event was hosted by popular sports media personalities Aaron Atayde and Cheska Litton with DJ Ace Ramos and MC Pao adding color and excitement to the festive event. PBA Legend and San Mig Coffee Mixers Team Manager, Alvin Patrimonio, and De La Salle Green Archer JeronTeng awarded and celebrated with the participants and winners (Appendix A).
“#PLAYPINOY is a platform for every Filipino, man or woman, young or old, to express their Pinoy identity through basketball, the sport they love passionately. It honors the Pinoy fighting spirit, the sheer determination, passion and ingenuity towards the game. #PLAYPINOY pays respect to the unique style of Pinoy basketball play “said Courtney Cole-Faso, Country Marketing Manager for Nike Philippines. “It is a call to all Pinoys to get out onto the streets, and play their game, their way, the way only Pinoys can.”
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