Primetime Ballers to Compete in France
March 26, 2012
The Primetime Ballers, a group of Rochester area boys ages 11-13, will be competing in the Pace Basketball Tournament in Rennes, France, March 28-April 4th. The team is a parent run organization, and is being funded exclusively via fundraising events, and sponsorships from the Community Foundation and the Iglesia Educational Centers.
The boys, who come from various area schools, are coached by co-founder of Iglesia Educational Centers and the former School of the Arts Coach Gerard Iglesia.
The students will compete in the 13 and Under bracket, and will have a chance to compete against teams from France, Portugal, China, and Spain.
This eye-opening educational experience will provide healthy sports competition, and give the players an oportunity to make new friends.
While in Rochester’s sister city of Rennes, the students will be presenting a Proclamation from Mayor Tom Richards, to the Mayor of Rennes, Mr. Daniel Delaveau. Upon the student’s return, the boys will be honored at City Hall.
The team and their families will visit the famous Mont St.-Michel and the Port St-Malo. The trip will conclude in Paris with a tour of the Eiffel Tower.