Salinas, CA, March 26, 2019 — East Salinas-based Gil Basketball Academy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, has announced its annual World Tour in the summer of 2020. Tours of Cuba and Columbia Set for Summer 2020.
The Gil Basketball Academy enrollment averages more than 400 youths ages 4 to 17, and academy groups have gone on trips to New Zealand, Italy, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Hawaii.
About Gil Basketball Academy
Gil Basketball Academy was founded by Jose Gil and Eva Silva in 2009, with the goal of providing local boys and girls ages 4-17 of all skill levels the opportunity to learn and play basketball. The Academy, which averages 400 attendees annually, offers regular basketball camps, clinics, field trips, world tours and individual one-on-one sessions that teach youths the skills and techniques of shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. They are coached by Jose Gil and other qualified and experienced volunteer coaches. The Academy’s “home court” is the gym at Alisal High School, where Gil is the Athletic Director.
Although one of the primary goals of the Academy is to teach youth about every facet of the game of basketball, the larger goal is to teach local youth how to become healthy, productive, and contributing citizens of their community by exposing them to life beyond Salinas by offering tours to other countries. So far the academy has taken trips to New Zealand, Italy, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Hawaii, and plans are underway to visit Cuba and Colombia in 2020.
Gil Basketball Academy
1522 Constitution Blvd., Suite 213,
Salinas, California 93905
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901