112 teams to compete in huge basketball tournament

This year’s tourney will see divisions for young players from 7 years old.

This year’s tourney will see divisions for young players from 7 years old.

The nation’s largest Filipino American basketball tournament will be held in the Washington, D.C. area during the Labor Day weekend on August 31-September 1, 2013.

The Filipino American Basketball Association of Metro-DC (FABA) will host the 9th Filipino Basketball Association of North America (FBA-NA) two-day tournament which will be played at the following venues: The Marriott Wardmann Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC and The NEW 24 FITNESS basketball facilities at 6417 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747.

With 112 teams signed so far, the event is expected to draw a huge attendance of delegations, teams, players, supporters and the families from all over the U.S. and Canada. Players as young as 7 years old and some 60-year-old Master cagers are attending.

The Marriott Ballroom will be converted into five basketball courts where the following divisions will play: Tykes (11 years old and younger); Peewee (12-13 years old); Bantam Boys and Girls (14-15 years old); and Midget Boys and Girls (16-17 years old).

The other divisions that will play at the NEW 14 basketball facilities are: Juvenile (20 years and younger); Men’s 5’11 and under, Men’s Open and Women’s Open (no age limit); Senior (32 years old and older; and Masters (42 years and older).

FABA is one of the founding members of FBA-NA whose membership includes teams from the following cities from: United States: Austin, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Chicago, IL, Glendale Heights, IL, New Jersey, New York City, Washington, DC (to include Virginia and Maryland); Canada: Toronto, Durham, Mississauga, Vaughan, Windsor and Winnipeg.

“This is the second time FABA is hosting this basketball tournament”, said FABA President Ken Mendoza. “This will be the first time that the youth games will be held at the official hotel ballroom for the convenience and safety of all young players, their families and supporters. We are proud to invite all Filipino and Filipino-Americans in the area to watch the games.”

For further information visit the FABA website at http://fabametrodc.org.



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