|A match being played on the opening day of annual Nestlé Milo Cup basketball tournament for HCM City schools on October 20. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — One hundred seventy teams from 85 primary, secondary and high schools in HCM City are taking part in the 2018-19 Nestlé Milo Cup, a city basketball tournament being held at the Phú Thọ Stadium in District 11 from October 20 to November 10.
Organised by the HCM City Basketball Federation and Nestlé’s Milo brand annually since 2005, the event two years ago become a part of Milo’s “Active Vietnam” programme and Project 641 of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, the city culture and sports and education and training departments, which seeks to encourage a dynamic lifestyle and physical activity, especially among children aged 6 – 17.
Through the competition, Milo has gifted 320 basketball boards to primary schools to enable more children to play the sport.
The company said sports and nutrition are major factors in the development of children and their achieving good academic results. Sports also teach children about teamwork, the will to rise and confidence to win. — VNS