For more healthy recreation for the youth and families of the capital, this Saturday, May 20, the Basketball Championship of the Managua 2023 Youth Games began, with the setting being the Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores park.
More than 200 children are participating in this competition in 5 categories, from 9 to 17 years of age, who will compete for first place.
"Today we meet here with these children who are the future of national basketball, they are our generational replacements and from now on we are with this inauguration of this league, which provides recreation spaces to all these children from the different districts of Managua," he indicated. Noel González, Director of Sports of the municipality.
Andrew Antonio Cano, representative of one of the teams, stated that playing sports keeps them away from vices, “participating in this tournament means a lot to me, because I trained since I was little. We all come here to recreate and leave the problems we have at home”.
During this tournament, which will last a little over 4 months, the teams from the Academy of the Managua Mayor's Office, Real Estelí Basket, Ciudad Sandino, Eagles, among others, will participate.