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NMI referee to hold basketball clinics to raise funds for Micronesian Games

(Press Release) — Long time basketball referee, Arnold Mesa is holding a series basketball clinic to raise funds for the 2014 Micronesian Games that will be held in Pohnpei next month.

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Mesa needs $1,500 to get there and officiate in basketball games.

But aside from raising funds, the basketball clinics that he will conduct for NMI aspiring athletes will also help develop “a brighter basketball game, a brighter life through research and experience of the trainer.”

Mesa who has spent 20 years in studying all aspects of sport is a player, coach and referee in the Pacific region. He also played and officiated in World Masters Games that was sponsored by the International Masters Games Association.

The basketball clinics that he will conduct, Mesa said will be an interesting highly focused basketball clinic that is based on technical education in all aspects of basketball.

He urged interested athletes to “come, learn and have fun.”

The clinics are designed for both boys and girls age 6 to 18, and adults from 19 to 60 years old.

Participants can best come as a team.

The clinics will be held on weekends with morning and afternoon sessions.

Mesa added that the clinics will develop necessary skills, agility and reflexes for playing basketball.

Furthermore, participants will learn the rules and the price for violating them, how to prevent injuries and how to avoid violence. It will also help keep people from drugs, alcohol and smoking. It will also keep young players stay in school, excel in studies and eventually graduate.

“So congratulations for thinking like champion by participating in one of these clinics and being successful,” Mesa said.