11th Gaisano Cup underway Aug. 16

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


ENTERTAINING and dazzling ceremonies will usher the start of the 2014 Gaisano Grand Cup that will get underway on August 16 at the Gaisano Grand Citimall.

A total of 75 varsity teams will see action this season, vying for glory and school pride in boys and girls mini, cadet, juniors divisions and men's and women's seniors events.

Gaisano Grand Citimall marketing officer Mary Judy Balacy said preparations shift to high gear to make the opening rites colorful and festive.

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"The mall and the league management want to take off our 11th season with style as the enthusiasm and the positive vibes that it brings about will set the tone for the conduct of the games in the days to come," said Balacy.

Aside from holding a search for Ms. Grand Cup for high school and college, Balacy kept other details of the program secret and hinted that a singer-actress from Manila will be coming to spice up the event.

The Grand Cup, owned and run by the Gaisano Grand Citimall in coordination with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Region 11 will run from August to December with playing days every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Invited teams can pick up the entry forms at the 5th floor Entertainment Area of the Gaisano Grand Citimall on Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deadline for the submission of requirements is on July 25.

Coaches' meeting is set on August 9.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 17, 2014.

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