Alaska Sports is once again in Bacolod City for the annual Alaska Basketball Power Camp 2019. And this year is the biggest registration so far at 471 students! This roster includes our two kids — Shawna and Shane.
Tri-City Alaska Basketball Power Camp
This year, Alaska Basketball Power Camps were held in Baguio City, Manila, and Bacolod City.
The Baguio camp was trained by Alaska-certified coaches headed by the Power Camp Director, Philippine Basketball Association legend and Alaska Aces Assistant Coach Jeffrey Cariaso. He was supported by Alaska Aces players Simon Enciso and Abel Galliguez.
Meanwhile, the Manila leg was held at the Ateneo de Manila University where more than 200 kids joined. Training was handled by Alaska Aces Jake Pascual, Vic Manuel, Christopher Exciminiano, Chris Banchero, and Yutien Andrada. They were under the supervision of Coach Jeffrey Cariaso.
In Bacolod, the camp was spearheaded by Coach Willie Miller alongside Coach Tata Belangel. It was held at the gym of Trinity Christian School–my alma mater.
This annual program by Alaska Sports aims to teach young athletes about the fundamental skills and core values of basketball.
Cariaso said that they make sure that kids are taught about the core values that make a good person. “We don’t just want to produce good athletes but good people. We want to instill in them the value of hard work, determination, discipline, and respect,” the coach added.
More Than Just Basketball
Alaska Sports is focused in promoting sports program that shapes, trains, challenges and inspire children to achieve their aspirations. The program encourages participation — not just winning.
The Alaska Basketball Power Camp teaches more than basketball skills. It also instills the value of discipline, hard work, teamwork and determination. Additionally, it teaches the importance of proper nutrition and active lifestyle for the growth and development of the children.
Parents are encouraged to enroll their kids in the camp to let them experience the fun and benefits of sports. That is why everyday since May 10 (except during the May 13 elections), I bring the kids to the camp. And since we have girls, I have to stay with them all the time to ensure their safety.
For many years, Alaska Milk Corporation has pioneered the promotion of affordable nutrition and active lifestyle in the Philippines. They aim to teach a new generation of children to become better at sports through the Alaska Power Camp.
According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), either malnutrition or obesity are the two most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines. This is rampant among children ages 5-10.
It has been reported that children growing up in this digital environment are more likely to enjoy gadgets than play outside. The resulting sedentary lifestyle is the cause of many diseases. So Alaska is encouraging parents to lead their children towards a healthy and active lifestyle.