WAAY Basketball kicked off the 2019-20 season with the familiar opening ceremonies, player oath and in recent years, the large, league photo!
Every Sunday between November and March, youth basketball players make their way to Gordon Bell High School with their parents in tow holding cups of hot coffee and donuts. For more than 24 years, the tradition continues for many Filipino kids as they suit up in their bright coloured uniforms, lacing up new sneakers for the opening ceremonies of the WAAY Basketball League.
The WAAY Basketball Leagues is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors – Bell MTS, GMA Pinoy TV, Icetime Sports and the Filipino Journal.
The WAAY Board of Directors are an integral part of the league’s success and has helped the league provide continued access for Filipino youth.
Committee members for 2019-2020 are Diana Villegas, Jonnel and Jeralynn Gravador, Jake and Maria Peape, Kharren Capuno, Joey and Jenn Buenaventura, Eric Fernandez, Mike Wynne, Joel and Jemy de las Alas.
Photos by Noni Manalili and Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal