Barangay Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio will teach his skills to young basketball players through Globe Telecom’s TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan, a nationwide basketball youth program for the underprivileged.
“I guess everything happens for a reason. I am really grateful for being given an opportunity by Globe to impart my knowledge and skills to the future basketball stars that may one day represent the flag in international competition,” said Tenorio, who was cut off from the 12-man Gilas Pilipinas team who fought in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila.
The grassroots program will feature 3-on-3 tournaments and basketball clinics for boys and girls ages 9 to 14.
“We witnessed LA’s big heart for coaching when we invited him to conduct the first TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan free basketball clinic in Cavite last May. With his help in this program, we hope to further promote grassroots sports development in the country, hone the basketball skills of underprivileged youth as well as impart to them the value of sportsmanship,” Globe Director for Citizenship Fernando Esguerra said.
The program will run from mid-July until mid-August, touring the provinces of Bulacan, Isabela, Cebu and Davao.
Participants that would excel will participate in the upcoming NBA 3×3 2016, which will be held in Manila in August.