The Borneo Post

UCSI, Saberkas host bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion, telematch

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KUCHING: The Fac­ulty of Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism Man­age­ment of UCSI Univer­sity Sarawak Cam­pus and Sarawak United Na­tional Youth Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Saberkas) hosted a 3-on-3 bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion and telematch at Chung Hua Mid­dle School No. 4 here on July 28.

En­ti­tled ‘ Saberkas Spor­moji 2019’, it was the first col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween UCSI Univer­sity and Saberkas which is an NGO cen­tred on youth de­vel­op­ment, and was fully funded by Saberkas Padun­gan branch.

“A very big thank you to our spon­sors, UCSI Ho­tel, Grand Margherita Ho­tel, Seoul Gar­den, Sugar Bun, The Raw Kitchen, MOMA Wa­ter, Foon Glass En­ter­prise, New Sa­tay House, TL Mas­ter­piece, and Khong Fah Trad­ing Sdn Bhd. With­out them, Saberkas Spor­moji would not have been so suc­cess­ful” said or­gan­is­ing chair­per­son Sim Wen Yee.

This event was or­gan­ised by 37 UCSI Univer­sity stu­dents with Saberkas to pro­mote unity among Sarawak’s youth and to en­cour­age and de­velop phys­i­cal cul­ture and sports among the youths in Sarawak; at the same time de­vel­op­ing their in­di­vid­ual abil­i­ties.

“The event in­volved 95 youth par­tic­i­pants and ap­prox­i­mately 170 at­ten­dees in­clud­ing in­vited guests and VIPs, com­mit­tee mem­bers, judges and ref­er­ees for bas­ket­ball, as well as friends and fam­i­lies,” added a press re­lease by the or­gan­is­ers.

The telematch at­tracted 10 groups and the bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion reg­is­tered 16 groups.

The top three win­ning teams walked away with RM300 in cash, vouch­ers, medals as well as cer­tifi­cates of par­tic­i­pa­tion.

The first place in the telematch cat­e­gory went to The Dream Team, se­cond was Hope of the Star and in third place was 3L2P.

As for the 3-on-3 bas­ket­ball cat­e­gory, first place was won by Team Pur­ple, while Hu Lu Wa and Team SOS Chili were se­cond and third re­spec­tively.

Both first place teams won them­selves a com­pli­men­tary one night stay at UCSI Ho­tel Kuching and a RM300 cash prize.

De­spite this be­ing the first time that UCSI Univer­sity Sarawak had col­lab­o­rated with Saberkas, or­gan­is­ers opined that there was great mu­tual trust and sup­port in mak­ing this event suc­cess­ful, which they said marked another mile­stone in UCSI Univer­sity Sarawak’s jour­ney in col­lab­o­rat­ing with Saberkas.

The univer­sity hopes to have more col­lab­o­ra­tion with Saberkas in the near fu­ture.

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 ??  ?? Par­tic­i­pants in a group photo with VIPs, in­vited guests and com­mit­tee mem­bers.
Par­tic­i­pants in a group photo with VIPs, in­vited guests and com­mit­tee mem­bers.

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