670 Sonics suspend practice sessions

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OMAR Ajoste, a certified FIBA 1 basketball coach and head coach of the 670 Sonics, announced the suspension of all practice sessions due to Covid-19 concerns.

The 670 Sonics at the Pinoy Youth Dreamers Basketball Challenge in the Philippines in 2018.  Contributed photos

Ajoste stressed the importance of the health of the youth and the community. “As we all know, the Covid-19 outbreak has drastically grown on Guam with 29 confirmed cases,” he added. “This is a difficult moment and our hearts go out to all those affected by the virus. During this crisis, the safety of our community is our top priority.”

He said the 670 Sonics Basketball Club is taking precautionary measures “to do our part in reducing the spread of Covid-19.”

Before the Covid-19 crisis, the 670 Sonics held practice sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, at the San Antonio Basketball Court; and from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sunday, at either San Antonio, Laly 4, the Civic Center or the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.

“After the first death on Guam was reported on March 22, 2020, we postponed all basketball activities and team sessions until further notice and until all is clear,” Ajoste said.

“We will not risk anyone’s heath. For the betterment and safety of all, and to fight Covid-19, we must stay indoors. The motto of hospitals around the world is, ‘We came to work for you so please stay home for us.’ This is highly important to our community. Let’s practice social distancing and keep the virus contained.”

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