‘Hopes in Hoop’ programme going on

23 Feb
Ex-PBA player, Erwin Velez (L), heading the basketball clinic for the 'Hopes in the Hoop' programme at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School yesterday. Picture: Courtesy of Trinity Advertising & Event Management

Ex-PBA player, Erwin Velez (L), heading the basketball clinic for the ‘Hopes in the Hoop’ programme at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School yesterday. Picture: Courtesy of Trinity Advertising & Event Management

Yee Chun Leong
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Saturday, February 23, 2013

KFC and Fitness Zone are continuing their push in the ‘Hopes in the Hoop’ programme.

The team made their second stop of their school tour at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School yesterday to continue promoting the upcoming KFC Fitness Zone 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge.

Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing manager of KFC, is dreaming big and wants to see the Sultanate make its presence felt at the Olympics.

“Imagine that one day we will be able to hear our national anthem being played and see our flag being raised during the Olympics because we won a gold medal competing in the 3-on-3 basketball event,” said Bong, after the national anthem was sung in conjunction with the celebration of Brunei’s 29th National Day today.

Wu Chun, managing director of Fitness Zone, is looking to bring his experience to the competition from catching the NBA All-Star Game last weekend in Houston, United States.

“It was a good experience for me as we want to bring some of the things that I saw at the NBA into our own 3-on-3 tournament,” said Wu Chun.

“Last year when we organised the first basketball tournament inside a shopping mall we had players telling us that they love our tournament because it is different,” added Bong.

“They like the surreal feeling of playing in the NBA because it makes them feel like a real pro,” continued Bong.

The basketball clinic was headed by ex-PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) player, Erwin Velez, and assisted by Jacky Yong Kui Seng.

Meanwhile, registration for the first leg of the KFC Fitness Zone 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge to be held from March 24-31 is already open.

There will be three categories contested; open, student and the newly introduced ladies categories.

Entry fee is set at $240 for the open category while the student and ladies categories are priced at $200.

Participating teams will also receive limited edition reversible jerseys to be worn during the tournament proper.

Closing date is on March 10 but organisers are encouraging interested parties to sign up earlier to avoid disappointment should there be too many teams.

Apart from the one-on-one challenge, slam dunk competition and three-point shootout, a skills challenge is also set to be introduced.

Entry forms will be available at all Fitness Zone outlets and at four KFC outlets – Gadong Central, The Mall, Airport Mall and Seria.

Source: The Brunei Times

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