Community Basketball Association aiming to discover grassroots talent

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THE Community Basketball Association (CBA) opened its inaugural Founders Cup last January 27, in hopes of discovering new, young, and outstanding talents across the country.

CBA Director and Founder Carlo Maceda envisions that his fiesta-style, community based league will provide an additional venue for aspirants to develop their skills in hopes to go to the next level.

“This is what the CBA is really all about, bringing basketball closer to the people in the community and helping them realize their dreams of becoming better players,” said the former actor-director during the 8th TOPS Usapang Sports event last Thursday afternoon.

The ongoing Founders Cup is set to last around four months, having various qualifying tournaments in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Top teams in the said regions are slated to compete in the grand finals.

Overall champions will win the top-prize amounting to 1-million pesos plus other benefits and programs for their community.

Maceda also mentioned that he has already talked to big companies in Globe and McDonald’s in order to help his basketball advocacy.

Moreover, he will be joined by league consultant Pido Jarencio and PYD Director and CBA Operations Head Beaujing Acot to ensure that the league will run smoothly.

“We are a basketball country. Madaming magagaling na players sa ating komunidad. Through the CBA, we are giving them now the big break they need to make it,” he further shared.
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