PBA Legends inspire Kids in Brgy Malaubang, Ozamis

Former PBA players Benjie Paras, Ronie Magsanoc and Alvin Patrimonio visited Barangay Malaubang in Ozamis City last July 12, for the Alaxan FR Court of Inspiration.

Court of Inspiration is basically a campaign by building basketball courts all over the Philippines.

The former PBA champions gave basketball tips and drills to as well words of inspiration to the local children.

Benjie Paras at the Royal Garden Hotel lobby.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

Ronnie Magsanoc putting on sunblock lotion to protect his sensitive skin, seriously I was told. While Patrimonio talks with Paras.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

This is the basketball court that Alaxan FR funded its construction. The court is located beside the sea.Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

The basketballs to be used in the basketball drills a few minutes later.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

The lucky participant kids chosen to take part in a basketball drill later.Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

The participant kids are prepared by a volunteer.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

The arrival of the three PBA Legends, were mobbed by Malaubang locals.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

Ronnie Magsanoc, a former Shell point guard, is leading the basketball drills.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

This little boy is doing the butt kick jog headed by Magsanoc.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

 

Paras is the host and provided laughter. The crowd here called him “Papa Bear”.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

Stretching before doing the actual drills. Paras provides the “encouraging words” here.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

Patrimonio shared his experience when he started playing basketball and his rise to stardom that surely gave the kids the inspiration to achieve their dreams of becoming basketball stars themselves.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

The PBA Stars posing with Brgy Malaubang captain and councilors.
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

During the interview. I asked Magsanoc a question that Patrimonio also answered, “Bakit ka passionate sa pag participate mo sa Court of Inspiration?”
Alaxan FR court of inspiration pba legends paras magsanoc patrimonio

I myself a soccer coach to kids, but knowing this type of program exists in Philippine basketball is truly an inspiration, a good diversion from negative influences.

These kids will grow up to be a positive influence and also be an inspiration in the future.

Anong masasabi mo? 🙂

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