THE annual Gaisano Grand Cup will open its 12th season on August 29 with over 80 varsity teams vying for school pride and honor.
The region's premiere school-based league will once again feature competitions in mini, cadet, junior boys and girls and senior (collegiate) men and women divisions.
“This year’s Grand Cup will focus more on the good morals that it provides to the young players as a league where values education happens," the Grand Cup press release said.
Like in the past, the tournament runs from August to December playing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Eligible student-athletes for mini division must be born 2003 and the years thereafter while the cadet category must be born 2001 onwards.
For the junior boys and girls, student-athletes must be born 1998 onwards and born 1991 and the years thereafter for the student-athletes entered in the senior men and women.
A coaches meeting will be conducted on Saturday (August 22), 10 a.m. at the Gaisano Grand Skygym.
All coaches of the participating teams are required to attend the meeting wherein requirements will be distributed.
The tournament is organized by the Gaisano Grand Mall Ilustre in coordination with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Regional Office in Davao. (Sun.Star Davao)