Raymond Townsend And The Filipino Hoops And Heritage Tour

Saturday, September 26, 2009

This is definitely pretty cool. I got an e-mail sent out to me from Raymond Townsend about a great event that's happening in the next few months and wanted to make sure to post it on up in his own words:


As a UCLA All-American, First and only Filipino-American to ever be drafted in the NBA First Round and only "Pinoy" to play in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers, I am proud to have my vision of the NBA and the Filipino-American communities throughout the United States come together for one evening to celebrate our enriched Heritage and Culture, promote our young talented Filipino performers and represent our love for the game of NBA basketball come to fruition. I am thankful for the opportunity to bring our FILIPINO HOOPS and HERITAGE TOUR to Los Angles to inaugarate the NBA 2009-2010 season on Saturday, December 5th, 2009, at 7:30 pm at the Staples Center.

This will be a "historic" event as it is the first time in Los Angeles an NBA event of this magnitude will be presented. As I have been fortunate and grateful to have lived out a Filipino's basketball dream, playing in the NBA, I also want to promote our young "Filipino" entertainers who are performing at this event to follow their dreams. Hopefully, this FHHN Tour will encourage a young Filipino to strive for their dreams for I have already proved that "all things are possible" even the impossible dream. This will be a wonderful evening, where I know in my heart, our Filipino community will support. I am thankful to be the ambassador to bring the NBA and our Filipino communities together. Thank you for your time and support.

All the Best,

Raymond Townsend
First Filipino in the NBA
Check out the poster below as well as hit filipinohoopsandheritage.com for all the information on the event.