24 barangays in Bacolod join 1st ‘Greg’ basketball tourney

Merlinda A. Pedrosa

TWENTY barangays in Bacolod City will join the 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Basketball League that will start on April 22, Saturday at STI West Negros University (STI WNU) Gymnasium.

Gasataya said he is thankful for the support of Councilor Dindo Ramos, who is coordinating with the barangays participating in the tournament, and Israel Salanga, the commissioner for open category.

The tournament will have two categories – Open and Under 12.

In the Open category, players should be registered voters of their respective barangays while Under 12 participants should get a certification from the barangay.

Schools and sport clubs can also join the Under 12 category. Each team will be composed of 15 players.

Gasataya said the tournament will run from April 22 until first week of June.

The champion team in Open category will receive P20,000 and a trophy while P15,000 and P10,000 will be awarded to the first and second runner-ups as well as trophies.

In the Under 12 category, the champion team will receive P10,000; first runner-up, P7, 000; and second runner-up, P5,000. All winners will also get trophies.

Gasataya said the Most Valuable Player awardees in both categories will receive scholarships from the STI WNU.

“The league is not only for the sports, but this will be open opportunities for the players to study and fulfill their dreams,” he said.