In Studio: George Contreras, CEO, East L.A. Basketball Club

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Note From The Editor: We bring all of our followers great and exciting news regarding an established youth basketball program that has been in existence for just over a year. It is called the East L.A. Basketball Club and it confidently emphasizes Boys’ and Girls’ player development, from ages 5-15. All club members, whether they reside in our East L.A. community or surrounding communities, receive athlete skills training, conditioning, sportsmanship, game competition, and life skills preparations. We now invite you to take a good look at our one hour In-Studio program as we present to all of our viewers, George Contreras, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board Member, and Coach of the organization. In addition, we also introduce you to Club volunteer coach and parent, Alex Hernandez, and Club volunteer Fundraising Committee member and parent, Lissette Bautista. Last but not least, we present six young players/club members in the persons of: Michael Ramirez, Jordan Morales, Joseph Garcia, Ben Hernandez, Alex Hernandez, Jr. and Noah Contreras.


To have your son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild receive a FREE trial practice session with the Club, you can bring them on either a Monday or a Friday night, from 6-8 pm to Garfield High School’s Main gymnasium. Get driving directions by clicking here. Please come with tennis shoes, gym shorts, T-shirt, and a ball if you have one. It is NOT a requirement. Parking is not an issue as there is ample space in the lot adjacent to the gym. Should you decide on enrolling your family member, a $40.00 monthly fee will be charged. In the event that you may need financial assistance, you are encouraged to speak with George Contreras or one of his Board members who always attend the Club practices. Learn about the Club, by going to their social media outlets, FaceBook East Los Angeles Basketball Club and Instagram@eastlabasketballclub. And, for more information, please call Mr. Contreras at (323) 395-1736 or go to their website, EastLABasketballClub.Com


To close out our posting, we’ve included pictures in our photo gallery from the Club’s attendance at the Sparks vs. the Seattle “Storm” game on July 25th. In a unique L.A. Sparks community outreach salute to the East L.A. Basketball Club, ten young members were invited to stand proudly in their full playing uniforms with a designated Sparks player during the playing of our National Anthem.  The gallery also includes several pictures from Club competitions that recently took place here in Southern California. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com


Credits: Photo Gallery, Photography By Anthony Ramirez; In-Studio Interview, Erik Sarni, Producer/Videographer, EastLASportsScene.Com