Tinian’s basketball fan receives perfect attendance award | Sports


BASKETBALL may be about the team that remains standing after the final, but for the Tinian Islandwide 2021 Men’s Bud Light Basketball League and the Tinian Amateur Basketball Association, the fans are just as important.

This year, they honored Inday Anacita Palmitos Vergara as the Perfect Attendance winner at the awards ceremony on Wednesday at Tinian Gymnasium.

Since day one of the tournament, Vergara hadn’t missed a game.

“She didn’t have a favorite team so she would cheer on both teams no matter who was playing,” TABA President Christopher SN King said.

She would also provide bottled water for table officials as well as referees, he added.

She couldn’t watch the championship game last week because her youngest daughter’s birthday was celebrated on the same day, so her friend Venus A. Manglona received the award on behalf of Vergara.

King said he also sent her photos and updates on the championship game as it was played. Rampage beat Kio, 56-51

King said he said to Vergara, “Catch your shoulder and be proud of yourself because all the teams are behind her and they said, ‘Thank you very much! So I told her to be happy and proud.

King added, “She’s a real fan, but I’ve never heard of someone receiving such an award in the past.”


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