A Filipino travel agency in Madrid organizes a basketball tournament for the community
ESTE Travel & Tours in Madrid will host a basketball tournament for the Filipino community on September 4 to celebrate Filipino culture.
—Tesa Malalo-an Fabiosa
MADRID, SPAIN, August 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s ready, get ready, score for the basketball-crazed Filipinos in Madrid. ESTE Travel & Tours, a Filipino-owned travel agency in the Spanish capital, is organizing a basketball tournament for the Filipino community in Europe this year.
The tournament will begin on September 4 at Calle de Palos de la Frontera, 40, 28045 Madrid. Each week, different teams will compete until two of them emerge to battle it out for the championship.
Gather Filipinos around the hoops
Owner and President of ESTE Travel & Tours, Tesa Malalo-an Fabiosa, is no stranger to organizing events for the Filipino community. She has held different gatherings since she started various businesses over the years.
But it will be the first time that she will organize a basketball tournament. When asked why, Tesa said she wanted to do something different to bring Filipinos together.
“Basketball is a very popular sport among Filipinos. I thought it would be a good way to get everyone involved and have fun,” she said.
Additionally, she shared, “We want to bring the Filipino community together through basketball. I hope they can meet new people and make new friends.”
Tesa also added that she hopes the competition will allow participants to show off their skills and talents.
“We want to give them a chance to shine and show what they are capable of. We are also looking forward to seeing friendly competition and sportsmanship between the teams,” she said.
The invitation is open
The 2022 Pinoy Basketball Tournament is open to all Filipino men who are at least 16 years old and in good physical shape. They can group together in fifteen (15) to form a team, with twelve (12) main players.
Ten groups will compete for the title and win €500 and a trophy. The second best team will receive €150, while the third prize is worth €50.
Each group will also select a muse, who will try to win the prize for the best muse of the tournament and win €100. Potential applicants must be Filipino and 18 years of age with a pleasant personality and the ability to speak Filipino.
Those wishing to join in the fun and excitement can contact ESTE Travel & Tours via email ([email protected]) or phone (+34 910400213). They can register as a player, coach or sponsor.
To ensure that Filipinos can join in without hassle, ESTE Travel & Tours emphasizes, “Membership is free.
Celebrate Filipino culture around basketball
Filipinos and basketball have a long history dating back to the early 1900s when Americans brought it to the country.
Since then, the sport has become an integral part of Filipino culture, the Philippines has become the basketball capital of Asia. With this title, it is no surprise that basketball is the favorite pastime of Filipinos.
In Madrid, there is no shortage of basketball-loving Filipinos. And ESTE Travel & Tours guarantees that they will have the chance to show off their skills and love for the sport while celebrating culture, fostering relationships with the Filipino community and promoting camaraderie.
“We are very happy to host this event. We hope everyone has a good time,” said Tesa. She further suggested, “We’re asking everyone to save the date and start practicing their game face.”
For more information on Pinoy Basketball Tournament 2022, interested Filipinos can also visit ESTE Travel & Tours website Where Facebook page. They can also get in touch with co-organizer Alex Madriono.
About ESTE Travel & Tours: ESTE Travel & Tours is a Madrid-based Filipino owned and operated travel agency. It was established in 2021 to provide quality yet affordable travel services to the Filipino community in Spain and Europe.
The company offers services such as assistance with tourist visa application, booking flights, arranging accommodation and tour packages. ESTE Travel & Tours also customizes tours for individuals and groups.