One of the most anticipated events, the Jesselton College 3 on 3 Streetball competition was held on the 28th to 31st May 2016 at the frontage parking area of City Mall, Kota Kinabalu.
One of the most anticipated events, the Jesselton College 3 on 3 Streetball competition was held on the 28th to 31st May 2016 at the frontage parking area of City Mall, Kota Kinabalu. Organized by Jesselton College and co-organized by UGBC, 45 teams comprising of secondary schools and colleges from all over Sabah competed for the attractive prizes being offered. The competition has three categories i.e. Male (secondary school), Male (colleges) and Female, and was divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The drawings of group stage for the competition were held earlier on the 14th May 2016.
In the opening ceremony, Dr. Elaine Kong, faculty member of Jesselton College gave a motivational speech to kick start the competition while all the participants were geared up and prepared for the unprecedented event in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. After that, committee member of UGBC, Mr. Iverson Wong welcomed all participants and gave a stern reminder regarding safety in the competition to prevent any unnecessary injuries. To spice up the opening ceremony, two students from Jesselton College â€“ Ng Ket Chung and Ho Hock Seng performed slam dunks and heated up the crowd.
After a total of 84 games, the competition finally reached its climax whereby 6 of the best teams competed for the grand prize in last day of the event. The main events featuring Under 18 Category (male), College Category (male) as well as Female Category, attracted a huge crowd who thoroughly enjoyed the performance and skills being shown by the best teams in the whole event. Even the bad weather during the event days did not dampen the spirit of the competitors.
The grand champion of male category, Under 18 and College walked away with RM1000 cash and RM500 Grace One gift vouchers while the first and second runners-up received RM500 and RM300 cash respectively together with RM300 and RM200 Grace One gift vouchers. For the female category, the grand champion received RM800 cash and RM500 Grace One gift vouchers whereas the first and second runners-up obtained RM300 and RM200 cash respectively together with RM300 and RM200 Grace One gift vouchers.
Grace One, a premier provider of sporting goods, is the main sponsor for this competition. Other valued sponsors are Sinar Pembangunan (Sinaland), Kim Fong Canopy Sdn. Bhd, CMP Management Services Sdn. Bhd, Nunpat Desserts CafÃ© and Life Water Industries Sdn. Bhd. (K2). Jesselton College and UGBC congratulate all participants and are looking forward to another fiery basketball event in the near future.