ORGANIZERS of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 tournament hope to make a good impression as top FIBA officials are set to watch opening-day action on Feb. 16 at SM Megamall Activity Center.
FIBA 3x3 director David Crocker and business manager Fei Gao are arriving to attend the opening of the President's Cup, league owner Ronald Mascariñas told team owners.
Present during the meeting at Holiday Inn in Pasig were the Bacoor Strikers' Dennis Abella, 1Bataan Risers' Borgie Hermida and Jonas Villanueva, Marikina Shoemasters' Marvin Manzon and head coach Elvis Tolentino, Pasig-Grindhouse Kings' Aldo Panlilio and Lou Abad, Pasay's Philip Sison, Go-for-Gold-San Juan Knights' Chris Conwi and Dands Javier, Valenzuela Classic's Alvin and Grace Bartolome, Vigan Baluarte's Christian Singson and Michael Acuna and Zamboanga Valientes' Junnie Navarro.
"Ang kagandahan dito is yung top brass ng FIBA 3x3 is coming on February 16," said Mascarinas. "In fact, they want all the heads of the federations in Asia will come to observe on how we will conduct the opening.
"Yung pagdating ng FIBA representatives, I hope we can chart even better how we can raise more points."
Mascarinas hopes the league can make a contribution to the country’s bid to make it to the Olympics.
"Tayo ang magpapalakas ng 3x3 dito sa Asia. It's up to us if yung liga natin ang magdadala ng points para mag-qualify tayo sa Olympics," Mascariñas said.