Saturday, the 17th April 2010 was another Red letter day in the history of the annals of St. Dominic Savio as a very huge Basketball event was organized entitled Mahindra NBA Challenge. Budding basketballers were invited to two venues, St. Dominic Savio Andheri and Mastan YMCA Nagpada to show and demonstrate their talents in Basketball.
About 500+ youngsters from all the corners of Mumbai registered online for this great event. Present on the day were abut 450 budding gentlemen and ladies.
On the dias were some very well known NBA legends such as T. Green and Teresa; Mr. Harish Sharma the General Secretary of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI); Mr. M. Venkatesh and Fr. Crispino D'Souza
T. Green & Teresa the NBA legends
Teresa played Basketball for the Olympics for America and won 4 gold medals and one bronze
Training sessions commence
Teresa and Mr. Harish Sharma
Fr. Crispino D'Souza & Mr. T Green
Posing before the sessions
With the girls and the boys: T Green & Teresa
A couple of moves
Let me try
The training sessions went on till about 6.30 pm. The group would be divided into eight teams and they would play each other. The best four from Dominic Savio's would play the best four from Mastan Nagpada. What the coaches did tell the players was that they were looking out for players who had a team sense and not individuals who scored. It was team work that counted and not just individual talent.
It was indeed a wonderful sight to see so many youngsters on the basketball court from 2.30 pm to about 7.30 pm. These games will be played every Saturdays until the 6th June 2010. Some of the players who will be selected will perhaps be taken on for bigger things. We wish all these youngsters the best !