At halftime, kids from local basketball teams: FABLLI, JSAG, NJ Ballers and FALCON played on court. After the game, Filipino American coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat greeted fans and supporters of the Filipino Heritage Day, patrons also had the opportunity to take a free throw shot and take home a Filipino heritage 'beanie hat' giveaway.
The Brooklyn Nets through Mark Agbuya thanked everyone who came to support the event and also gave a special tribute to recognize and honor the memory of coach Michael Buddha Plamenco who shared his time and talent with kids in the Filipino American basketball community and an early supporter of the Filipino Heritage event in Barclays Center.
Organizers say that over two thousand patrons participated in the 'Filipino Heritage Day' celebration in Brooklyn. December 1, 2019. New York. Text and Photos by Lambert Parong ©️ Kababayan Media 2019.
|Students, teachers and parents from The Filipino School of New York and New Jersey.
|Consul Arman Talbo and Deputy Consul General Kerwin Tate with representatives of the Brooklyn Nets.
|TOFA Performing Artists singing the national anthem.
|Coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat.
|Mark Agbuya thanking everyone for supporting the 4th Filipino heritage day with the Brooklyn Nets.
|2 time NBA champion coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat.
Photos by Lambert Parong ©️ Kababayan Media 2019.