Salinas, CA, December 17, 2019 — Gil Basketball Academy believes in its motto Hoopin’ for Change. It has spent the last 10 years teaching local youth not only the principles of the sport, but the tenets of resiliency, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and family.
This summer GBA will give 300-plus kids a safe, healthy and educational experience — all built around fun. The media is invited to see first-hand how basketball and teamwork can help change the outlook of active adolescents.
Because as the late-great UCLA championship coach John Wooden once said: “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.”
GBA has put together a media schedule to better facilitate coverage for the next session (online registration begins Jan. 1). Academy nights are held on Mondays in the Alisal High School gym, with ages 4-12 practicing from 6-7:30 p.m., and ages 13-17 from 7:30-9 p.m.
Members of the media are invited to observe the activities on March 9, 17, 23 and 30, April 20 and 27, and May 4, 11 and 18.
Other key dates include: Salinas Slam Tournament (April 24-26); World Tour 2020 (June 21-July 3); Summer Basketball Camp (July 13-15); GBA Annual Gala Dinner/Dance (Oct. 10).
About Gil Basketball Academy
Jose Gil and Eva Silva co-founded GBA out of the belief that one of the most effective ways to strengthen a community is for its youth to be surrounded by positive adult role models, positive peer influences, and immersed in meaningful and constructive activities. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, GBA currently has 420 members, boys and girls ages 4 to 17. Its mission is to help them all grow up to be healthy, caring, competent, responsible and resilient. Find out more at www.gilbasketballacademy.com.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901