The 2nd week of Beach Basketball in Las Canteras beach finished this Sunday 5th February with the semifinals and finals matchups.
Las Canteras Beach was the best stage for a new edition of this sport impulsed in the Canary Islands by the Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria. With the support of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, the ACB and the main sponsors brought this event to more than a thousand children from all the corners of Gran Canaria, who enjoyed of the sport of basketball in the sand.
Between Tuesday and Friday, the main characters were the schools and associations all around the Island. This event has a social purpose, and promoved the healthy habits and fellowship, some key facts in the education of the young people. More than 1.300 scolarships from La Isleta or San Mateo, within many other places, have enjoyed of this brand new experience. And also, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria were involved in the beach basketball through their students and teachers, as volunteers and players.
The event took place in Las Canteras Beach, one of the best urban beaches in the world. A great stage who allowed an enormous success in this edition and brought the attention of many tourists who were walking in the promenade.
The collaboration of the Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria were invaluable, and also the main sponsors as Endesa, Embotelladora de Canarias, Binter, Aguas de Teror, Lairaga, Hospital Perpetuo Socorro, Canaragua or Base. It was a team effort who allowed Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria to secure this event in Las Canteras Beach.