Mexicali will host the basketball tournament "Centrobasket 2021," an international competition in which the Mexican team will face teams from seven other Central American countries in the U-17 category, from December 7 to the 12th of the same month, thanks to the support of Governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar vila Olmeda; with a check for 700 thousand pesos awarded to the organizing committee.
Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, the Governor of Baja California, recognized the collaboration between citizens and authorities in organizing sporting events that promote physical activity and positive values among the population, particularly among young people, while raising the state's profile.
With the same spirit, the president presented a check for 700,000 pesos to the tournament's organizing committee, allowing them to meet the problems that an international fair offers, which is unparalleled in our region.
Lourdes Cañez Martínez, Director of the Baja California Sports Institute, emphasized the necessity of marketing and promoting a tournament through teamwork built on tight collaboration between society and the government. It should be mentioned that the top three finalists will be invited to the Pre International Basketball Championship, which will be held in the summer of 2022, and is a youth tournament accredited by FIBA, the world governing body for the sport.
Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Jamaica are among the competitors, with the final matchups taking place on Sunday, December 12, at the State Auditorium.
The Organizing Committee's Marco Flores and Raul Pineda congratulated Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda for her support and emphasized that the health measures against Covid-19 are already in place, demonstrating their sense of responsibility.
"We want to support the athletes, the sports that come, and we're going to welcome the athletes, their families, and their coaches." Sport is a priority for our administration," the Governor of Baja California stated.
In this video, Governor Marina del Pilar accepts an international basketball competition in Mexicali