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Guangzhou and Chongqing were the places to be for youth basketball fans in October 2019, as the 2019 China-U.S. Youth Basketball Friendship Games were held between October 13th and 20th, 2019. The event was hosted by the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA). Chaminade College Preparatory from California played against top ranking Chinese high school teams in Guangzhou and Chongqing. The friendship games brought together students from both sides in a cultural exchange that also helped improve their skills and enhance the friendship between the US and China.
The first game in Guangzhou was presented by the China Southern Airlines. The team then travelled to Chongqing Tongliang and Bishan for a 5-day-visit and games, also with the support of China Southern Airlines. Besides the exciting basketball games in both cities, players also participated in cultural exchange activities and visited the modern parts of Guangzhou, the historical sites and ancient town of Tongliang Anju and enjoyed the unique countryside and the metropolitan atmosphere in the Bishan district. They also went for an adventure at Huashengyuan Golden Cake Dream Kingdom Park in Dadukou District of Chongqing.
SAFA is honored and excited to bring the world of international basketball to the roots of the next generations of basketball stars and share their experience during this journey of history and culture in southern China. To follow and learn more about this exciting event, please follow SAFA at:
On October 19th, Chaminade boys basketball team went for cultural exchange activities in Bishan District, Chongqing. The Chaminade boys basketball team started the activities from the Planning Exhibition Hall of Bishan District and visited Xiuhu Park, the car campsite, and the Fengxiang Lake Children's Park to gain an in-depth understanding of the unique countryside and the metropolitan atmosphere in the Bishan district.
As the second stop of the 2019 Chongqing International (China-U.S.) Youth Basketball Friendship Games, Tongliang and its Oriental Chinese “Dragon” Culture has long been expected by the Chaminade boys basketball team.
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