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Ballpals hoopfest on March 16

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Ballpals dribblers during one of its regular games at Pelaez Sports Center in downtown Cagayan de Oro. (Can Meralles/Contributed Photo)

EASILY one of the longest-running ballclubs in Cagayan de Oro, Ballpals will hold its 28th Anniversary Inter-Color basketball tournament starting on Saturday, March 16 at the Don Gregorio Perlaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City.

More than 100 players will take part in the anniversary tourney supported by Abamin through Representative Rufus Rodriguez and Misamis Oriental Governor Bambi Emano for jersey shirts and the use of the open court playing venue.

Acting club president Weng Mercado said he will discuss with former club president Danilo Guevara the possibility of having a motorcade prior to Saturday's preliminary games in the afternoon.

"Mas maayo kon adunay motorcade para bibo kay well-known naman gud kining Ballpals as the leading ballclub in Cagayan de Oro since 1991. Mag sabot-sabot pa 'ming Dandan (Kapitan Guevara) kon unsay maayo," Mercado said.

Tournament commissioner Andit Mendoza said there will be four teams each in 39-below and 40-up civic categories.

"Ato g'yong gipaningkamotan nga mabahin na balanse matag linya para competitive and exciting ang tanan nga dula. Of course, gi-prioritize sa club mostly kadtong mga active members nga permi gyod makita sa Palaro court," Mendoza said.

The time-tested Ballpals used to hold its regular games in the previous years over at Barangay 24 covered court that still undergone a major repair works.


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