Through the initiative of the interns of the Office of Senator Pia S. Cayetano, Kevin Cone, Michaela Grandinetti and Billie Nepomuceno, Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation (GSF) was able to hold another sports clinic for the Daang Hari Indigent Kids in Bacoor, Cavite last 27 July 2013.
Coach Tim Cone, alongside former player and current assistant coach Jeffrey “The Jet” Cariaso, facilitated the basketball clinic. Coach Tim is an American professional basketball coach for the San Mig Coffee Mixers (PBA) who has been living in the Philippines for almost 50 years. He is known for winning a total of fourteen championships as a head coach in the PBA. Mr. Ren Cayetano was also present to help coach the kids.
Participants were taught the basic basketball fundamentals of passing, dribbling, shooting, and driving with a series of cone and isolation drills. Thereafter, the kids then participated in a series of 5-on-5 scrimmages that put their newfound abilities to use.
Six-time bowling world champion and three-time Guinness Worlds Records holder Paeng Nepomuceno donated basketballs to the Daang Hari children. Belle Grandinetti, a mother, triathlete, and the owner/executive chef of the famous restaurant “MonaLisa Risorante” ranked #2 as best restaurant in Muntinlupa, and located in Commerce Ave., Alabang donated boxes of pizza for the kids’ lunch.
The interns deemed the event “a great success”. Coach Tim Cone’s son, Kevin, explained his inspiration for planning the event: “I wanted to give back to my community somehow, and Gabriel’s Symphony was a great way to do it. Hopefully the kids were able to both learn a lot and have fun.”
Thank you for all those who helped us in this activity. Thank you again to Kuya Kevin, Ate Michaela and Ate Billie for planning this clinic for the kids. Thank you to the volunteers of GSF: Atty. Karen Baydo, Ms. Janis Cinco, Mr. Mike Maroto, Ms. Angge Pinlac, and Ms. Marife Saludares.