One week left at indoor summer basketball league

After weeks of heady competition, the indoor basketball and volleyball summer league is coming to a close

Lowel Bolotaolo makes a layup Saturday

Lowel Bolotaolo makes a layup Saturday

After weeks of heady competition, the indoor basketball and volleyball summer league is coming to a close

Six basketball teams will compete to get into the semi-finals series, set for Saturday, June 25. The same day the top two teams will compete for bragging rights in the Christ’s Corridor hosted event.

Thanks to support from administration at St. Augustine Catholic School, organizers have been able to bring the event indoors.

Spokespeople Jerry Nepomuceno and Ronald0 Derepite said the last few weeks have been a busy time for the basketball and volleyball games hosted.

“It’s really encouraging,” said Nepomuceno. “It seems like next year is going to be more exciting.”

He has received requests to expand the league to allow for more teams. The league, which brings Filipino athletes and families together, has allowed folks to enjoy the game of basketball and to stay active as the summer gets underway.

Their goal is to bring eight to 10 teams to the series.

Nepomuceno hopes to see continued growth with the league to be ready for the eventual construction of a new sports and recreation complex that Town of Ponoka planners have been developing recently. He feels there is room for a busy league to be developed with a new arena.

Derepite added he was grateful to help from Katherine Bergum-York, a teacher at the school, who helped ensure the series could continue by attending the games.

An outdoor summer league is expected to start next week at the Ponoka Elementary School basketball courts.