Presenting the Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars 2016

After weeks and months of conducting Alaska Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Regional Selection to pick the best of the best from Baguio, Davao, Cebu and Manila, the top 50 boys and 24 girls from each regions were advanced to the final selection stage in National Training Camp at The Don Bosco  Makati on April 22-24.  During the 3 days, they were individually scored on how they play and how they applied what they have learned.  In the morning of day 3, twenty girls and 20 boys were chosen and grouped to play the final game.  And after the Adrenaline-boosted game, 10 boys and 5 girls were chosen to be the Alaska Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars 2015.
HERE ARE THE WINNERS:
FEMALE ALL-STAR
  1. CEBU – Darlene Regasajo
  2. CEBU – Florence Jil Talas
  3. MANILA – Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino
  4. DAVAO – Rozie Amatong
  5. DAVAO – Aloha Marie Betanio
MALE ALL-STARS
  1. POWERCAMP – Julian Alfonso Jugo
  2. CEBU – Fritz Felix Valencia
  3. CEBU – Harold Alarcon
  4. POWERCAMP – Isaiah Miguel Blanco (son of Dondon Hontiveros)
  5. BAGUIO – Ric Ozner Gatuz
  6. MANILA – Andrei Philip Lechoncito
  7. CEBU – Tracy Carl Dadang
  8. MANILA – Jearico Nunez
  9. MANILA – Miguel Rey Luis Tan
  10. MANILA – Kai Zachary Sotto (son of Ervin Sotto)
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Special awards were also given to boys and girls who exude exemplary characteristics.  Top male and female coaches were also picked. 
Here is the complete list:
COACHES OF THE YEAR:
FEMALE:
PASIG – Arayi Ewon
MALE:
DAVAO – Elegino Chollo
RISING STAR:
FEMALE:  Carly Monreal
MALE:  Victorino Torres III
HUSTLE AWARD:
FEMALE:  Kate Buenaventura
MALE:  Jericho Ross Paglinawan
ALL-STAR PLAYER OF THE GAME
FEMALE:  Aloha Marie Betanio
MALE:  Tracy Carl Dadang
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
FEMALE:  Imee Claire Matas
MALE:  Alfonso Candari
ALASKA AMBASSADOR:
FEMALE:  Rozie Amatong
MALE:  Julian Alfonso Jugo
NTC MVP:
FEMALE:  Florence Jil Talas
MALE:  Kai Zachary Sotto
More than 36,00 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007.  The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.
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Alaska advocates a healthy and active lifestyle with its summer Alaska Power Camps

Alaska Milk Corporation is always committed to help provide proper nutrition and promote an active lifestyle.  And every summer, Alaska gathers basketball, football and volleyball enthusiasts through its Alaska Power Camps.  The summer sports program inspires both girls and boys to engage in sports.  Through the those camps kids do not only improve their talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of the Power Camp values of discipline, determination, hardwork, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Distinguished Philippine sports icons will lead the Alaska Power Camps.  First, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend and Alaska Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso will lead a team of basketball coaches.  Second, former professional football player and currently Alaska Footbal Power Camp Project Director and Alabang Football School, Makati Football School Director, Tomas Lozano will lead the Alaska Football Power Camp.  Lastly, Philippine Super Liga volleyball player and formet De La Salle University Lady Spiker star volleyball player, Michele Gumabao, will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls in the Alaska Volleyball Power Camp.

Here are the details for Power Camps:

Alaska continues to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports programs like Alaska Power Camp.  For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit  www.alaskamilk.com, for more information about Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Program, visit www.playph.com,  Facebook: www.facebook.com/PlayPH; twitter @playph; instagram: @alaskaplayph.

For more information about Alaska Power Camp, please visit http://www.alaskapowercamp.com

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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

The lucky boys and girls who will represent Manila at the National Training Camp on April 23-24

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati last April 9 and 10.
Boys and girls joined the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

Here is the list of the qualified participants for the NTC:
Girls (8)
Dianne Camille Nolasco
Lalaine Gonzales
Carley Monreal
Lindsey Nacional
Magda Lioui Flores
Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino
Princess Marie Villarin
Jonalyn Bongalos
Boys (16)
Mark Glenn Gabon
Luis Gabriel Aguila
Anjelo Raphael Argente
Jhondhel Austria
Jearico Nunez
Kai Zachary Sotto
Andrei Philip Lechoncito
Mark Nicole Lucban
Reich Randell Villegas
Prince Junnel De Belen
Pauloh Villarin
Patrick Lance Inting
Jericho Ross Paglinawan
Miguel Rey Luis Tan
Devon Dein Diez
Russel Ducanes

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers. 
 
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Manila, the Regional Selection Camps were also held at Davao City, Cebu City and Baguio City.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players continues in Cebu

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical School in Cebu City on March 5 and 6.
Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.    
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.
“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 
The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Cebu there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Manila on (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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Alaska Ironkids 2016 in Subic

Alaska IronKids Philippines is an annual sporting event that aims to promote the healthy and active lifestyle among children through the winning combination of proper nutrition and physical activity. The Alaska IronKids Race Series is just one of many sports development programs that Alaska conducts yearly to engage children to come out and play.
Last March 5, 2016 at Subic Bay Alaska Ironkids Triathlon series was held.  Children ages 6-14 years old compete with different categories (6-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-12 years old, and 13-14 years old).
Once again, the Borlain sisters ruled the Ironkids with Samantha first place at age 13-14 years old category, Tara first place at 11-12 years old category and Chezka is also first place at 6-8 years old categories.
RACE RESULTS
6-7 years old
MALE
1st place – Connor Hodges
2nd place – Gabriel Gaw
3rd place – Ythanmathew Orellana
FEMALE
1st place – Franchezka Borlain
2nd place – Zurielle Kenzie Galo
3rd place – Kyle Enialle Toledana
9-10 years old
MALE
1st place – Mark Grist
2nd place – Juan Miguel Tayag
3rd place – Michael Gabriel Lozada
FEMALE
1st place – Kira Ellis
2nd place – Ana Maria Mempin
3rd place – Justicia Marie Earl Tan
11-12 years old
MALE
1st place – Zedrick James Borja
2nd place – Eric Almendral
3rd place – Johann Carlos Manubay
FEMALE
1st place – Tara Borlain
2nd place – Micaella Barlin
3rd place – Alison Ann Noble
13-14 years old
MALE
1st place – Juan Francisco Baniqued
2nd place -Joe Bernared Sarmiento
3rd place – Joshua Alexander Ramos
FEMALE
1st place – Samantha Borlain
2nd place – Everly Janarie Macalalad
3rd place – Pia Francesca Sarez
Pioneering athletic programs like the Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon has managed to take children away from their video game consoles, cellphones and cable TV remotes and out into the sun to swim, bike and run in triathlon races. Alaska’s sports programs hope to encourage children to get into organized sports while learning positive values like hard work, discipline, determination and teamwork.

For general information about the Alaska IronKids please visit www.ironkidsphil.com; Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com; and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub & #AlaskaIronkids.

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