Basketball player Charles Garcia urges migrants to follow their dreams

Focus Taiwan
Date: 11/08/2020
By: William Yen

Taipei Fubon Braves American forward Charles Garcia (center) doubled team by the Formosa Dreamers during the final game of the 2020 Fubon Cup Braves Basketball Tournament Sunday. CNA photo Nov. 8, 2020

Taipei, Nov. 8 (CNA) Taipei Fubon Braves star player American forward Charles Garcia encouraged migrants in Taiwan, especially those from the Philippines who love basketball to follow their dreams.

Garcia was born in the United States to first generation migrants from the South American country of Belize. He told CNA Sunday that he hopes to give confidence to migrants playing basketball in Taiwan, especially when there are such great opportunities in the country.

Taiwan, renowned internationally for its swift and successful COVID-19 prevention work, is also home to almost 700,000 migrant workers, including over 151,000 from the Philippines who love basketball, with many playing in Filipino leagues across Taiwan.

"That's what I want to do when I'm playing basketball as well. I want to bring kids exposure, kids from the Philippines, you know. There is great talent from all over the world. You never know, those kids who came from the bottom might be something," Garcia said.    [FULL  STORY]

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