Hoop For Life at Caruncho Gym, Pasig City

I have been to Pasig Sports Complex, Caruncho Gym (beside Pasig City Hall) last Friday to watch the Basketball for Charity event called Hoop for Life by the Real Life Foundation. It was attended by a number of PBA Players (mostly FilAms).

The said charity is headed by Rob Johnson, a former BGK cager, who is celebrating his birthday. It was his way of paying forward the blessings that he had received. Boxing Champ "Nonito Donaire" attended the event as well, and even played basketball. But he had to leave after the 1st half. Nonetheless, he earned a couple of baskets or so.

At halftime, City Councilor Atoy Co, a PBA legend, had been welcomed and was one of the judges, alongside with Donita Rose in the slum dunk competition between Kelly Williams (2008 Slum Dunk Champ) and Gabe Norwood (2009 Slum Dunk Champ). The competition could have been much wonderful if KG Canaleta (2007 Slum Dunk Champ) was there too. Anyway, Williams dominated the competition and even garnered a perfect 10 in one of his stunts. There had been a game for fans played as well, plus a raffle. I was not lucky enough to win any, but my girl did.

At the end of the game, the White Team (Kelly Williams, Nick Belasco, Chris Pacana, Jimmy Alapag, and others) won the game. Johnson was very grateful for the event had been a successful one. And I am equally grateful to have a chance to take pictures with these PBA cagers.

Gabe Norwood

Kelly Williams

Sol Mercado

Jimmy Alapag

My girl's bestfriend and Jared Dilinger

I also got pictures with Alex Crisano and Mike Holper. Will post it later.