J Centre Mall to host 2013 Corporate League starting Feb. 2

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ENCOURAGED by the success of the Lord of the Rings – Battle of the Villages, the Christmas series of HoopStars Basketball, organizers have decided to hold another basketball tournament at the J Centre Mall roofdeck basketball court.

Dubbed the 2013 Corporate League, the new series is slated to open on Feb. 2 and will run for two months with two games daily at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. except on Sundays, until March 24.

Companies organized under Philippine laws may join the league, said Joseph James “Jojo” Cornejo, HoopStars chairman and marketing consultant of J Centre Mall.

At least 10 players of the 15-man roster of every team must be regular employees of the company, while the rest may be staff of direct suppliers or direct service providers like consultants, he said.

All players must be of legal ages, certified and properly endorsed by the company’s top manager or head of its human resource department with explicit permission that they have the blessings to carry the name of the company or any of the brands it carries.

Cornejo also disclosed that non-profit and non-government organizations may join the Corporate League for as long as they are duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or other certifying bodies of the state. But he said the players must be card-bearing members for at least one year.

Players with professional or commercial basketball experience are not allowed in HoopStars. Those who were varsity players in highschool or college can play.

Registration fee is pegged at P5,000 with the eventual champion winning at least P25,000.

Those interested may send an email intent to jcentre.hoopstars@gmail.com or visit marketing associate Jade Cuñado at the J Centre Mall – Marketing Department. /pr

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