Sip and slam dunk

The Sun (Malaysia) - - MEDIA & MARKETING -

TEN young bas­ket­ball play­ers are get­ting closer to their dreams with the sup­port of Dutch Lady Malaysia. Dutch Lady has se­lected and backed these young tal­ents, pro­vid­ing sup­port by means of send­ing them for an in­ten­sive three-day train­ing camp with the pres­ti­gious KL Dragons Bas­ket­ball Acad­emy. The train­ing stint took place dur­ing the yearend school hol­i­days, just be­fore tour­na­ment se­lec­tions.

GOOD NU­TRI­TION “At Dutch Lady Malaysia, we be­lieve that ev­ery child’s growth and devel­op­ment is heav­ily in­flu­enced by both nu­tri­tion and daily ex­er­cise. That is why we ad­vo­cate that ev­ery young Malaysian drinks two glasses of milk and spends at least an hour on out­door ac­tiv­i­ties ev­ery day through our ‘Drink.Move.Be Strong’ cam­paign,” said Dutch Lady Malaysia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Saw Chooi Lee.

“Un­der the cam­paign, we have been reach­ing out to school chil­dren to help them cul­ti­vate an ac­tive and healthy life­style with nu­tri­tional talks and ex­er­cise pro­grammes. Ad­di­tion­ally, we have re­turned an­nu­ally to sup­port Jr NBA, a youth bas­ket­ball pro­gramme, since we first pre­sented it in the coun­try in 2014.”

GREAT FORM Upon notic­ing the out­stand­ing skills of these bas­ket­ball play­ers af­ter the an­nual Jr NBA pro­gramme, Dutch Lady de­cided to pre­pare these young tal­ents and groom them fur­ther with nour­ish­ing Dutch Lady PureFarm milk and ad­di­tional train­ing and tour­na­ment ex­pe­ri­ence un­der the guid­ance of KL Dragons Bas­ket­ball Acad­emy. “Our hope is for them to be­come stel­lar bas­ket­ball play­ers one day,” added Saw.

Among the 10 young tal­ents are 14-year-old Sun Chun Kit (Jr NBA Malaysia Most Valu­able Player 2016); 15-year-olds – Adrie Ad­lan and Con­nor Clyde Chua from (Jr NBA Malaysia 2014 alumni); and 16year-old Mae­gan Ma­hade­van (Jr NBA Malaysia Most Valu­able Player 2014).

Coach­ing at KL Dragons Bas­ket­ball Acad­emy is con­ducted by the elite play­ers rep­re­sent­ing the Malaysian pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball team, the KL Dragons. The acad­emy aims to cre­ate and de­velop a na­tion­wide youth bas­ket­ball pro­gramme to de­velop the love of the game among Malaysians. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the of­fi­cial Dutch Lady Malaysia web­site.

Dutch Lady Malaysia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Saw Chooi Lee (front, fifth from left) with ju­nior NBA ‘all-stars’ and em­ploy­ees of Dutch Lady Malaysia and KL Dragons Bas­ket­ball Acad­emy at the pro­gramme launch.

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