This 2019, Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Tanduay Distillers, Inc. through Tanduay Athletics, kicked off the summer season with the first ever basketball play-offs for local municipalities dubbed as Golden “KAP” Basketball Tournament from June 3 to 25, 2019.
Staying true to its commitment of grassroots sports development, the tournament was community-based with participating municipalities of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya and Carranglan, Nueva Ecija. The project was initiated to enable the youth to develop their skills in basketball and inculcate in them the value of sportsmanship. Playing basketball and having a basketball tournament is one way of promoting an active lifestyle through sports, which also helps parents keep away their children from illegal drugs.
On June 3, 2019, the activity started with a parade of the players with their colourful jerseys courtesy of Tanduay Athletics. Along with their lovely muses, teams from Barangays Beti, Poblacion, and Tabueng in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya and Barangays D.L. Maglanoc, General Luna, and San Agustin in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija came alive for the opening of the program held at the Geonature Inc. Multi-Purpose Hall, Brgy. Digdig, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.
Awarded as the Best Muse, with a unanimous decision from judges composed of TYKFI’s Philip Sing and Evelyn Abao and former Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya Mayor Teodorico Padilla, is Ms. Patricia Gian R. Rojo of Brgy. Poblacion, who received a sash, cash prize, and gift. Other muses also received consolation prizes and gift from TYKFI.