FACAA

Filipino American Community Athletic Association

What is FACAA? FACAA stands for Filipino American Community Athletic Association. Our goal is “To promote health, fitness, and unity within the tri-state Filipino community through sports.”

hermie throwing the first ball

FECGP President Hermie Aczon throwing the ceremonial first ball to start the games.

 

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In the spring of 1995, Willie Encarnacion, with the collaboration of Addie Limuaco and Ray Arcangel, aggressively pursued the formation of FACAA.

 

Players in the league come from all areas within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The players’ age range from sixteen to the late thirties, the majority of whom are in the late teens to the mid twenties. We’ve got full time students, part time students, blue collar workers as well as white collar workers. Our members are representative of the whole Filipino community in the tri-state area. We have the highest concentration of young professionals and students. We have doctors, lawyers, we even had a Judge!

Games were held at the Houseman Recreation Center in Northeast Philadelphia during the 1995-1998 seasons. We moved to our current location, the Samuel Fels Senior High School in 1999.

In 1999, FACAA gained national attention when we hosted the 12th Annual NABA (North American Basketball Association) All-Filipino Tournament. Eighteen cities participated from the United States and Canada. Over 950 basketball players from several divisions competed in the Labor Day weekend tournament held at La Salle University. Total attendance in the weekend event reached 5,000 according to officials.

At the last FACAA 2012 season , there were 10 Teams in the Open Division and 8 Teams in the Over 35 Division number of teams. FACAA members also participated in the annual Dragon Boat Competition on the Schuykill River, several marathons in Philadelphia and South Jersey and golf tournaments.

Officers:

Bert Fogata – President
Arvie Dazon – Vice President
Shannon Fontanilla – Vice President
George Trinidad – Treasurer
Andre DeLara – Secretary
Kenny Rogers – Youth Development
Ruben David – Special Events

Advisors:

Willie Encarnacion – Founder
Jake Briones – Founder/Advisor
Ray Arcangel – Founder/Advisor
Addie Limuaco – Founder/Advisor
Noel Abejo – Advisor/Advisor
Jen Omana – Advisor
Mike DeCastro – Advisor
Lisa Grigg – Advisor

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