NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization known as Lunar New Year Celebration™ (LunarNYC), "Key Chain". Please click here to watch introduction video: http://bit.ly/1rfomGD
After a grueling 2015 Memorial Day weekend in Montreal, Canada for the 35th Annual North American Chinese Basketball Association Invitational Tournament, LunarNYC's sports basketball program sponsored 6 different teams in various genders, levels and age divisions. Currently LunarNYC's Basketball Program has been a success with over 100 active players ranging from the ages 7 to 27 years old. LunarNYC provides enrichment programs on and off the court, while allowing members to participate in national tournaments to showcase their years of teamwork. Since its inception 14 years ago, over 100 LunarNYC Warrior kids have made the varsity High School teams and over 20 LunarNYC Warriors players have reached College Basketball Level.
LunarNYC Warriors Men's Elite Basketball program finishes on top, winning the championship by 24 points. Bill Chan, Director of Sports states, "I am so proud of our teams and players that participated into this year's NACBAIT tournament. I have been working tirelessly for over 14 years to bring awareness to Asian Basketball in the United States and now having LunarNYC's brand backing us means the world to me. After winning the Men's top division Championship this year, our program bodes well for the future."
Moreover LunarNYC's Founder & CEO Jiang Yu comments, "As the founder of Lunar New Year Celebration™ (LunarNYC) and playing in the annual North American Chinese Basketball Association tournament throughout my life, I see how sports, in particular basketball, has helped drive that competitive spirit of wanting to succeed and become the best. I am fortunate to now be able to pay it forward and to empower the next generation of athletes with Bill Chan's dedication. After winning the Men's Top Division Championship, this shows me that our kids and adults are on the right track to gaining more sponsorship dollars as we continue to leave a legacy for years to come."
Special thanks to the LunarNYC Men's Elite Team that won the Top Division Championship at the 2015 NACBAIT:
Joe Vines (MVP) 6'-4" from Little Neck, NY
Kevin Chang 6'-1" from Flushing, NY
Devin Figueroa 6'-0" from Woodside, NY
Brandon Chock 6'-3" from Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Cui 5'-10" from Little Neck, NY
Sabatino Chen 6'-4" from Louisville, CO
Wesley Hsu 6'-2" from North Carolina
Austin Yuen 5'-9" from Mercer Island, WA
With more strategic pieces in place in 2015, both in the business sector and community level, LunarNYC plans to expand by launching numerous events and additional programs. With that positive note, LunarNYC would like to introduce another new Board Member.
Jackie Pang has joined the Board for LunarNYC as a Director of Media Relations. She founded Wall Street Multimedia a successful professional financial news content provider in both English and Chinese. In early 2012, she also co-founded CounterPoint Media, a multimedia platform for citizen diplomacy between US and China. She created and produced "Channel C" TV program to help facilitate communications and understandings between US and China.
Founder Jiang Yu states that, "With the addition of Jackie Pang, we will immediately strengthen our reach in Asia and bridge the informational divide so more people will find out about LunarNYC in their native tongue."
LunarNYC plans to announce additional events and looks toward the launching their various programs in 2015 with donations from true believers like yourself. For more information on the global movement, how to donate and getting involved please visit http://www.lunarnyc.org/join-us/donate/
About Lunar New Year Celebration™ (LunarNYC)
Headquartered in the heart New York City, the Lunar New Year Celebration™ (LunarNYC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to unite all Asians around the world and those who love the culture under one Global Brand. Our mission once again focuses at empowering the Youth ages between 5 years old to 25 years old while promoting Diversity, Love, Unity, Peace and Prosperity. For more information visit us at www.LunarNYC.org
Media Contact: Henry Wong 212-520-6672 or Henry@LunarNYC.org
Promotional Video: http://bit.ly/1rfomGD
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