It seems Barangay Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio has found a new purpose for the country despite being cut from the final line-up of Gilas Pilipinas for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Globe Telecom officially announced that Tenorio will lead its nationwide basketball youth program for the underprivileged called “TM Basketball Para Sa Bayan”.
The program consists of free basketball clinics and a 3-on-3 tournament nationwide for boys and girls age 9-14 from mid-July to mid-August this year to determine the team that will participate in the NBA 3X 2016 in Manila next month.
After its pilot run in Cavite last May, four more provinces will be the destination of Globe’s program namely Bulacan, Isabela, Cebu and Davao.
“I guess everything happens for a reason. I am really grateful for being given an opportunity by Globe to impart my knowledge and skills to the future basketball stars that may one day represent the flag in international competition,” Tenorio said.
Globe Director for Citizenship Fernando Esguerra meanwhile said that it is rare for a local basketball superstar like Tenorio to show an innate passion for teaching the youth.