The Filipino Basketball Association is proudly hosting the 39th Philippine Intercity Basketball of America (PIBNA) in the Tampa Bay Area from September 4-6, 2015. This will be a spectacular weekend of basketball competitions in various locations
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The Filipino Basketball Association of Tampa Bay began in 1992 as a small basketball tournament among Filipinos in Pinellas County, Florida. The first league was held outdoors at a park and did not have official referees. Sometimes, the officials would have to sweep the water off the courts after a rain.
From that humble beginning, the league now holds two tournaments a year (Winter Tournament and a Summer Tournament) and has divisions for all age-brackets.
The FBA also represents Tampa in the Annual Philippine Intercity Basketball of North America (PIBNA). This tournament features teams from different East Coast Cities in the US and Canada.
- To promote camaraderie and friendship among Filipino-Americans in the Tampa Bay and Pinellas Counties
- To provide a channel for ecercise, recreation and competition. It is also an outlet where younger players can showcase their talents. We are proud to say that during the recent years, two of our players have gone to play in the Philippines: Bobby Simpson (who played in the PBL Cobra team) and Chris Ellis (who is presently a member of PBA’s Barangay Ginebra Team and a former member of the Gold Medal Winning Smart Gilas Team).
- To keep the young ones busy with basketball because busy teens stay out of trouble. Being involved in basketball also teaches them sportsmanship, discipline and dedication.
The Filipino Basketball Association of Tampa Bay (FBA) presents “Maski-Pops” (Maki-Pops Paano Basta 70’s & 80’s) 22nd Season Awarding Ceremony on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Gulf Coast Church in Largo FL.
His Excellency Ambassador Jose Cuisia revisited the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center and met with Filipino-Americans in the Tampa Bay Area on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
The Filipino Basketball Association (FBA) will hold its 4th Annual Awards Night on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 6:00PM at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center located at 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa, FL...