If Germans are fun of soccer or “Fussball”, Filipinos are crazy of Basketball. In every streets, villages, schools, everywhere in the Philippines, you always see a basketball court. Boys especially, are very excited of this sport. KTEP was very thankful that Cordula Hörmann, a very active and generous supporter from Allgäu spontaneously decided to sponsor a uniform for those KTEP active players.
This was the birth of the first cultural KTEP project. The “Elite Players” named their “Mannschaft” or Team, “Hörmann Team”.
These spotlers were very excited, active and very fit to fight for the Golden Trophy. The first game started last December and it was a Christmas league that the Hörmann Team begins to took place and when the fourth quarter of the game is about to start the players were shouting “schön!“ , then the dozen points became six , two until the team is already leading by three when the game is on its last two minutes remaining. When the referee whistles signaling the end of the game , all the people , players , audiences and even us , we could not believed that we will advance for the final match and given the chance to play for the first place .
When we are to play for the championship game the feeling seems to be so different for us . We played fair and we have fun until the game is over . We did not win. We did not get the Golden Trophy. But why?, why are we keep on smiling , losing the game cannot be seen in our faces . I keep on asking my self and I found the answer from the other teams , they told us that we are the true champions! because we gave our best , we played the game fair and most importantly we have built a special relationship, full of fun when we are together . Brotherhood , bonding and a memorable experience are the prize that we will treasure forever. Even when the golden trophy is already broken , the relationship that we gained and have is the true prize that we have and never to forget . We are the start of the KTEP basketball , Hörmann basketball spirit , “ schön! “ ,that’s the spirit that we will always have for the next league that we will be playing and also everyday as we play the game of life we know that YOU CAN IF YOU WILL and EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT!
Below are some pictures of KTEP basketball players wearing black and white jersey:
Our Players, Jimmy Bolanio, Rodel Bernal, Jay-ar Al-ag, Julius Belarma, Jeffrey Magbanua, Rhogen Ornido, Anthony Abella, Karl Ritz Simon, Harris Silongan and Daren Keith Abuga are looking forward for the next challenge. They are preparing for the next game. We’ll keep you posted.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH CORDULA HÖRMANN!