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Secondary School Basketball Games to Celebrate Hong Kong’s Reunification and a New Chapter

HONG KONG SAR – Media outreach – August 18, 2022 – The year 2022 marked the historic moment of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Hong Kong Youth Development Alliance (YDAHK) held the “Secondary School Basketball Reunification Cup – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the HKSAR” games today at Kai Yip Recreation Center in Kowloon Bay, with the Asia Children Education Association as co-organizer, The Y.Elites Association, New Youth Hong Kong and Hoops for Hope Basketball Asia as supporting organizations, and People’s Place as site sponsor. Aims to promote teenagers’ participation in sports activities, make exercise a habit, enhance their interest and ability to play basketball, and share the joy of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong SAR . This event is one of the recognized activities of “Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong SAR”.

There were eight teams competing in a knockout tournament. Maryknoll High School competed against Hoops for Hope in the final, and Mr. LING Chun-kit, Clarence, was the guest of honor at the ceremonial first pitch. Hoops for Hope won the championship with a 54:40 win over Maryknoll High School, while 2nd runner-up was Ning Po No.2 College.

Mr. LEUNG Wang-ching, Clarence, Undersecretary of Interior and Youth, said, “The venue is exquisitely decorated today, with well-organized arrangements and reception. I would like to congratulate the organizer, the YDAHK, and the co-organizer, the Asia Children Education Association, for the success of this event. Earlier, I saw students from different high schools and guests from different sectors pursuing their passion during the games, and it’s fascinating. It is indeed a great sports activity to celebrate “Together start a new chapter for Hong Kong” and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong SAR”.

Mr. Lau Kan-sum, Chairman of YDAHK, said, “Today I watched the basketball games of the ‘Secondary School Basketball Reunification Cup – celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR. Kong’ organized by the YDAHK. The students cheered on the players from time to time, during which I also witnessed the unspoken cooperation and excellent team spirit among the players. I am a basketball fan, also YDAHK board representatives played invitation game with my friends. We have been one team for many games. We have learned that winning a basketball game requires not only excellent individual skills, but also teamwork. Today, those who have achieved awards in various aspects have relied on their personal vision and intelligence. It was also the perfect opportunity to use everyone’s strengths and cooperate well with others.

Ms. Lee Pui-ah, Executive Chairman of YDAHK, said in her speech, “The contest has ended satisfactorily. We hope that more students will enjoy the fun of playing basketball through this game. This competition is also a challenge for students’ team spirit; we believe that all the teams have further strengthened their sense of cohesion. Let the students like to play sports and be a person with full development in ethics, intellect and physique. I look forward to seeing you again at the next Reunification Cup competition.


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