Over 400 Players Participate in 3rd Joint Masjid Basketball Tournament
In one day alone, 86 basketball matches were played at a brisk pace at the American Sports Center on Dec 27, 2014. Congratulations are due to all volunteers, players, sponsors and organizers for successfully holding the mega event in such a spirited manner.
At the outset, the Rules and Regulation Committee member Amaar Ashraf explained the rules of engagement to the participating players. Basim Awan ably acted as the Event spokesman.
Local religious leader Imam Farhan Zubairi opened the proceedings by according a warm welcome to the players and audience. He emphasized the importance of patience in sports in the light of Islamic teachings.
SCMCO Chairperson Dawar Naqvi thanked all volunteers and his organizational team who worked diligently to bring the community together and making the sports event a great success. Lunch was served to all volunteers and players. As the day wore on salat was performed at the appointed hour. Dr Ahmed Sobo, member, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, was the chief guest on the occasion . He said it was gratifying to see all masajid together. He praised the organizers for organizing such a unifying event.