On behalf of Filipino-American Basketball Association (FABA) of Metropolitan DC, Inc. family, we would like to thank, first and foremost, our Almighty God for giving us the privilege to host the 1st Philippine Athletic Sports Association (PASA) Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments this Independence Day weekend (July 4 &5). These tournaments were established to promote unity among the Filipino-American community in North America through the game that we all love: BASKETBALL and VOLLEYBALL. We are grateful for the trust that PASA has given us and hope we were able to fulfill their expectations.
We would also like to thank the PASA City Directors, all the coaches, players, team managers, friends and relatives who came to the just concluded tournament in Washington DC at NEW 24 FITNESS in District Heights, Maryland.
We highly commend the organizations of the different participating/competing cities for achieving a sense of unity through athletic development; their involvement in this demanding and challenging tasks towards the promotion of sportsmanship and healthy competition through basketball/volleyball among Filipino American community.
Each year, there are more teams of children, young adults and adults who are willing to sacrifice their time and best efforts and honor to represent their respective cities. We know that everyone will play the game fairly and compete as hard as they can. We believe everyone show the spirit of sportsmanship, unity and camaraderie among each other for everyone to enjoy this highly competitive and rewarding event that we all experience.
During this tournament, there were disappointments, winners and losers; we should however always remember that this part of our daily lives. It is nice to win but winning is not everything; it is what we learned from that we make us all WINNERS!!!
Special thanks to all our sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers that made this tournament a success.
We truly hope that all of you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your visit to the “Most Powerful City of the World – Washington DC”.