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Alaska Power Camps Promote Active and Healthy Lifestyle

Per National Nutrition Survey (7th : 2008) conducted by the  Food Research Institute, at least 16 million Filipinos aged 20 and above, and about two out of 10 children are overweight. Also, undernutrition remains a public health concern affecting nearly three out 10 children. With the advent of technology, a significant change in interests and behaviors is noted among children.

These alarming concerns prompted Alaska Milk Corporation provide proper nutrition and promote an active lifestyle. Hence every summer Alaska gathers basketball, football, and volleyball enthusiasts through its Alaska Power Camps, a sports program,  which aims to encourage both girls and boys to engage in sports.  

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Through basketball, football, and volleyball, the children not only improve their talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of the values of discipline, determination, hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Distinguished Philippine sports icons will lead the Alaska Power Camps.  First, Philippine Basketball Association legend and Alaska Aces assistant coach, Jeffrey Cariaso, will lead a team of basketball coaches.  Second, former professional football player and currently Alaska Football Power Camp project director,  and Alabang Football School, Makati Football school director, Tomas Lozano, will lead the Alaska Football Power Camp.  Third, Philippine Super Liga volleyball player and former De La Salle University Lady Spikers star volleyball player, Michele Gumabao, will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls in the Alaska Volleyball Power Camp.

Alaska continues to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports programs like Alaska Power Camp.  Links to visit:  Alaska Milk CorporationAlaska Milk Corporation Sports Program;  Facebook; Twitter: @playph; Instagram: @alaskaplayph.

For more information about Alaska Power Camp, please visit the following websites: basketball, football, volleyball.

For inquiries, please call 840.4500 local 205 or 209, and look for CK Kanapi-Daniolco, Sports Development Group.

Search for Alaska Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Best Basketball Players Continues in Cebu

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical School in Cebu City on March 5 to 6.

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Boys and girls join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA all-star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams. The all-star team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA all-stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA all-stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

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The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006).  Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

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“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

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This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last January 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

Other than Cebu there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Manila on April 9-10.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA all-stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

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For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, please visit Jr NBA Asia Philippines, Alaska Milk and  Alaska Power Camp Basketball.  For live updates, log on to Play  or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

Alaska Jr NBA and Jr WNBA Regional Selection Camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp kicks off at Puerto Princesa, Palawan

The two-day Regional Selection Camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan concluded with three boys and one girl as the first batch of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA hopefuls. Mary Nicole Carlos-11 years old, Gerald Dagot-13 years old, Jam Patrick Tinbancaya-13 years old, and Jahzeel Jared Trinidad-13 years old will join the 50 boys and 24 girls during the National Training Camp on April 24 to 26 at PICC Forum Tent and SM Mall of Asia.

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In photo: The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA young players showed their best shot during the 2-day Regional Selection Camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan 

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Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp will also be held on February 28-March 1 in Biñan, Laguna at Alonte Sports Arena; Iloilo City on March 7-8 at Ateneo de Iloilo; Baguio on March 14-15 at St. Louis University; Bacolod on March 21-22 at St. John’s Institute; Davao on March 28-29 and Manila on April 11-12 at the PICC Forum.

Alaska continues their partnership with Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA this year to nurture young boys and girls become better individuals by encouraging them to embrace a healthy lifestyle, not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle through sports.

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs now!

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For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, please visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub #JrNBAPH #JrWNBAPH

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines Presented by Alaska Tipped Off in Manila

At the 2015 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska Tip-Off on January 24 at the British School Manila, Bonifacio Global City, ten-time Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star player Jeff Cariaso has announced his return to Alaska as Basketball Director for Alaska Basketball Powercamp.  This latest move is to help young and aspiring basketball players realize their dreams. The launch was led by Alaska Milk President and CEO Fred Uytengsu, NBA Country Manager for the Philippines Carlo Singson, and Alaska Milk VP for Marketing Blen Fernando.

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From left to right: (1) Jr NBA and Jr WNBA coaches; (2) Aspiring basketball players; (3-4) the Alaska team and officers together with the coaches and young players

“This feels like a homecoming for me because I’ve always been proud to be part of Alaska. My job right now is to find the best basketball players for boys and girls around the country and help them develop to their full potential not just as players but also as persons and productive members of the community,” said Cariaso.

Cariaso started his fifteen-year career in PBA after he was drafted sixth overall by Alaska in 1995 where he also took the Rookie of the Year award that year. On his second year in the league, he achieved a rare grand slam with the Aces.   Cariaso rejoined Alaska Aces in 2004 and was team captain for six years playing 15 seasons in the league before announcing his retirement in 2010.

From being a ten-time PBA All-Star Player, 2003 PBA All-Filipino Finals MVP, and 2002 PBA All-Filipino Best Player of the Conference, Cariaso transitioned to becoming a coach in 2011.

As Basketball Director for Alaska Basketball Powercamp and Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA under Alaska’s NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. Program, Cariaso, together with the other coaches, will travel around the country  to conduct school clinics for coaches and players during the regional selection camps. They will also teach not just the basics of the sport but also STAR values of sportsmanship, teamwork, optimism, and respect. These activities will culminate in the National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia where the 2015 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA all-star teams and national coaches are named.

The players and coaches will have an experience-of-a-lifetime when they finally watch an NBA game and meet NBA players. Last year, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA teams flew to Beijing, China to meet basketball legend Yao Ming and played friendly basketball games with other all-stars teams from Southeast Asia.

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Aspiring basketball players and their coach (Photo by Running Suplado)

Young boys and girls will learn positive values as they as they showcase their basketball skills with athletes of the same age (10  to 14 years old) through the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA.   Alaska promotes a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition.

According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight.  Undernutrition is also a public health concern. Thus Alaska provides proper nutrition through its Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink, which contains essential nutrients to help children reach their full growth potential.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA has reached thousands of schools and communities nationwide and benefited thousands of young boys and girls, parents, and coaches through basketball training camps and school clinics with Alaska at the forefront of the program.  With coach Jeff onboard,  the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA 2015 program will definitely be exciting!

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub #JrNBA #JrWNBA.