Young Fil-Ams play basketball at Brooklyn Nets’ halftime
NEW YORK – Filipino Americans came in droves to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home court of the NBA Team Brooklyn Nets on October 22.
The event held in commemoration of Filipino American History Month featured Philippine performances and sports demonstrations as well as trivia games. Filipino law enforcement officers were likewise honored for their service. Several groups of young Filipino and Filipino American basketball players were given an opportunity to play on the Brooklyn Nets court during halftime. The short game showcased the Filipinos’ innate love and passion for basketball.
One of the event organizer’s, second generation Filipino American Mark Anthony Agbuya, who also helped organize the equally successful Heritage Night in 2016, commented that this year’s event is more significant because it takes place while the entire Filipino American community commemorates October as Filipino American History Month.
Mike Ang of Tanduay Rum’s US Team said that the company is happy to support the Filipino Heritage Night as one of the Brooklyn Nets Official sponsors and the official rum of the Barclays Center.
A delegation from the Philippine Consulate General in New York led by Consul General Theresa Dizon-De Vega were in attendance during this event.