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36 basketball teams join Gonzales-Delta cup

Thirty-six teams joined the opening of the DBM Gonzales-Delta Cup over the week that aims to bring young basketball talents to the City of San Fernando for a city-wide sporting contest.

The basketball tournament is sponsored by City Councilor Aurelio Brenz Gonzales, 3rd District Board Member Mica Gonzales, and 3rd District Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales with the full support of  Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda.  

The games brought together 35 teams from the city’s 35 barangays with one additional team from Northville.

Councilor Gonzales said the games are a welcome break from three years of lockdowns due to the pandemic. He added that the games are aimed at promoting camaraderie and sportsmanship among the young players of the city as well as providing for the possible discovery of new basketball talents that can help represent the province in national sporting competitions.

The Gonzales family and Governor Pineda funded the prizes from P100,000 for the champion; P80,000 for second place; and P60,000 for third place, among other prizes and incentives.

Board Member Gonzales expressed her optimism that the games will provide an avenue for recreation and entertainment among the participating teams.  She added that sports is an essential component of the programs that are needed by the youth.

She also thanked the city councilors, barangay captains and Sangguniang Kabataan officials who helped them made the event possible.