Valencia, NEGROS ORIENTAL – In its effort to raise the bar of its competitive skills in basketball, the San Pedro Academy (SPA) has found some ways to do it, thanks to its sports-minded School Director and Principal, Fray Dexter James Tanquis, OAR.
According to school’s Facebook post, the Petrinian community here invited two star players of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Mark Yee (of Mahindra) and Mark Andaya (also an actor in the famous TV series “Probinsyano”) to coach the school basketball varsity a.k.a. San Pedro Cockerels, and other students who were willing to learn more.
The first ever basketball clinic sponsored by the school culminated at the SPA Gymnasium last March 1, 2019. To spice up the activity, Fray Tanquis invited the basketball varsitarians of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars of Cebu City to play against Dumaguete City’s Negros Oriental State (NORSU) Tigers.
The special participation of the PBA players coaching session with the registered participants of the Petrinian Basketball Clinic highlighted the evening events. To learn from these famous players’ inspiring stories and pieces of advice to all aspiring players, a Press Conference was held. A photo opportunity took place right after the press conference.
Vuela San Pedro! Soar High Recoletos!
(More on the video clip below. Please watch.)
With report from Ms. Shandle Dynne Baena