Basket Ball Rockies



In his youth, Fernando Lopez Trasviña was a 6-1 ht. point guard representing the basketball team for the City of Guaymas in Regional and State of Sonora tournament. His love for the sport motivated him to created new Major and Amateur Basketball Leagues right here in Puerto Peñasco. Born in Guaymas, Sonora, he moved to Rocky Point 11 years ago working as a sales agent for Sandy Beach condominium projects Princesa de Peñasco and Las Palomas.
  Fernando is currently the president of the Rockies de Peñasco Basketball Club A.C. and is inviting the entire community to help expand basketball activities for boys and girls from 8 to 15 years old. Mr. Humberto Cuadras is the Director and has been upgrading the league and doing a fantastic job. We all know that belonging to a team, or being a part of something, gives many kids the selfesteem they may be lacking. It also helps form friendships, provides great exercise anda teaches them how to be good sports and get along with one another. Besides all of that, the big reasons the team was started was to reduced the potential of kids becoming delinquents, dropping out of school, becoming addicted to drugs or joining street gangs. It also helps the kids relate better within their family environment and the community.
  The basketball courts all located in various neighborhoods all over the city so they are accessible to all of the children who want to participate. Sister cities Phoenix and Tucson plan to pit their basketball team against our Rockies in friendly exchanges. Remember when you
played sports in school, how fun it was to travel to a neighboring city to
play their team. Well, okay, so being the  visiting team wasn’t always that fun, but the team will get to play both here in Peñasco and in Arizona.
 Though basketball is a fun sport, the Rockies are serious about it. Beginning this month, when the childrens head back to school, the fathers of the children who want to be a part of the team will sign a commitment- not just a permission slip, but a commitment. Fernando says he appreciates the support  the kids parents are showing. He also thanks the City of Puerto Peñasco and the State of Sonora for remodeling the local basketball gym, showing their genuine support for this new Rockies Basketball Team. He would also like to thanks the Arizona Youth Supports Foundation, being represented by President Mr. Rick Busa from Scottsdale, Arizona. Rick is also an owner at the Princesa and Las Palomas.
If you qould like to participate in this basketball project, your donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted. The Rockies are in need of; new basketballs; new size 5 (or 28.5) Nike, Spalding or Wilson tennis shoes – or comparable brand that will support hours of running up and down the court; new, plain t-shirts in sizes small and medium, and in colors of navy blue, red or white. You may leave any of these donations at the Coffee Point located on Blvd. Benito Juarez, across from the Municipal Gymnasium (Gimnasio Municipal), or at the office of the Rocky Point Times. If you would like more information about the Rockies Basketball League, please contact Fernando Lopez in Rocky Point, local cell 044-638-114-1926, email or the Youth Supports Foundation of Arizona in Scottsdale, President Rick Busa (602) 620-5839, email The kisd are part of our game plan and everyone of them deserves a chance. The Rockies Basketball Leagues give them that chance, so please support them..

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