Hoopsters in Chinatown

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Our Chinese New Year celebration would not be complete without the annual Basketball Jamboree. Started by retired Francisco Middle School Principal, Kenny Lee, the heart of this event is as big as the heart of its founder. 

In 1995, Kenny wanted to create a basketball tournament that was reminiscent of his childhood days growing up in SF Chinatown. His hopes were to provide kids an opportunity to return to their roots, or the roots of their parents or even their grandparents. After 25 years, the Jamboree continues to draw student-athletes back to Chinatown with alumni lending their time as volunteers and providing support to the next generation of youth. 

As we take a pause with this year’s festivities, we reflect on the big impact this small yet important event has made on all of those who have participated. Thank you, Kenny, for your dedication. Thank You, Basketball Jamboree volunteers for your generosity. Thank you, Comcast for your constant support for this event and help to make this video possible.

Directed by: Anson Ho
Produced by: Christina Hoang & the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco

Interviewees:
Kenny Lee
Sonny Lau
Jimmy Chin

Additional Photos and Videos by:
Bordon Chin
Kenny Lee
Sonny Lau
Jimmy Chin
Alfred Louie

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