I was fortunate enough to meet up the team yesterday and interview. Each shared their own stories on how what they feel about the challenge, their training, the adjustments that they made not only for themselves but even for their families as well. Although this has not been making too much noise as it should be or for what it deserves. Which motivates me even more to help out promote what I believe will be another monumental event, one more addition for Filipino Pride.
What makes it interesting is that the team is compose of players that we are not seeing in the national television different individuals coming from different backgrounds. A dentist, architect, engineer, and students just to mention a few and the team even have one female member which even elevated our interest. We were told that the Try-outs went to thousands not only testing the basketball skills or scoring abilities but most specially the stamina, social skills and mental capability to handle the challenge, until it boiled down to the final 24 that will play the target of 120 Hours Non-Stop Basketball!
“It’s really a game, with Guinness Book adjudicators present during the event to make sure we don’t violate any rules,” "players can’t go home and will have to eat and sleep at courtside"
--Jacque Ruby, chief operating officer (COO) of the organizing Access Discovery Channel
The plan is for the team to go 120 hours although everything depends on the condition of the players. As precautionary measures, Ruby said doctors and at least three ambulances are on standby at the playing venue.
Funds to be raised during the event will be used to construct a housing village and a basketball court in partnership with Gawad Kalinga in the Visayas region devastated by super-typhoon Yolanda.
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guys just don't get it :-))
Basketball Marathon, Combination of two sports something to look forward to this Monday March 24, 2014. Starts at 8:00 AM
VENUE: MERALCO GYM
MARCH 24-28, 2014