Torneo della Befana – Minibasket – Padova

Torneo della Befana | Minibasket | Padova | 3 - 6 gennaio 2024

The fifteenth international Befana mini-tournament closed between the thunderous applause of the audience, who assiepato the Pala Berta of Abano Terme. An event, which not only collect this year very successful meeting favors insiders, children and their families will go down in history as the year of the record.
The numbers, already pitted in a previous article (48 teams, 762 children, 144 games played …) make concrete in the enormous teamwork and efforts by organizational Hurricane Basketball, able to go beyond the mere sporting event.

THE FINAL. The final crowned the Reyer Venezia Gold, who won in a exciting meeting, full of ideas and technical issues as good Cmb Pallacanestro Trieste (44-33). The small final, valid for the lowest step of the podium, saw prevail the Mens Sana Siena 1871 on the Centro Minibasket Leoncino Riviera (46-44). Going beyond the mere result, it is possible to claim that first of all won the minibasket and the formations of the category Aquilotti, which ensured shine to this wonderful competition, entry of right now the ranks of the top ten tournaments in Europe.

AWARDS. The grand finale of the Befana of minibasket, as always, reserved awards, surprises and gadgets for all participants. Among others have been awarded the instructor Stefano Agnolin (Minibasket Bassano), which received the “Valerio Tontini” award, the player Matteo Rolli (Cmb Pallacanestro Trieste) with the recognition named after Alessandro Basso for fair play (both inside and outside the field of play) and the player Mattia Nicolucci (Virtus Siena) for the sympathy demonstrated on several occasions as “on board the bus when he saw the river Brenta and had thought it was the Po” observes the organizer Leopoldo Carraro.

SOLIDARITY. But the Befana Champioship thought too to needy children choosing to support the Fontana Foundation Onlus, which contributes to the work of Saint Martin CSA in Kenya. In the African country the association prepares integral operators, committed to helping members of the local population, who live in conditions of poverty or distress (the disabled, street children, people living with HIV / AIDS, victims of abuse and violence). The organizing committee Hurricane has therefore decided to donate to the Foundation Fountain part of the proceeds obtained through the entries in the tournament to fund aid projects and community development. In addition, at the entrance of the gym were volunteers from the Paduan section “Roberto Rosolen” for Admo (Association of bone marrow donors), which in 2012 celebrated its twenty years of activity.

EDUCATION. The Befana of minibasket will remain engraved in the minds and hearts of boys and girls who have experienced this. The tournament, in fact, offered them the opportunity to get together with their friends, make new friends, share moments of play, fun, joy and life. The comparison resulted with peers from other cities or countries (the Macedonians of KK Tomas) is part of an educational training, which should lead every individual to grow by pursuing a horizon of values, respect for the faithful companion of the adversary and rules designed to make it in the near future adults more responsible and aware. media partner Befana Tournament 2013

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