Windsor Bridgeans Organization
Welcome to the Windsor Bridgeans Organization
The Windsor Bridgeans Organization (WBO) is a not for profit organization, a Filipino basketball team that represents the city of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The name “Bridgeans” was established by Mr. Gil Panganiban (also the founder of NABA).
The organization was established in 2011 by two brothers, Reggie and Russ. In their inaugural year (2011), they competed with one Senior team in Mississauga, Ontario. The following year (2012), the brothers added a Ladies Open team and travelled to Washington, DC for the Labour Day tournament. In 2013, the Bridgeans made leaps and bounds in Newmarket, Ontario by being able to compete in five divisions.
The Bridgeans compete annually in the NABA(North American Basketball Association) tournament during the Labour Day weekend. With the support of families, friends, donations, and sponsorships we’re able to send 5 teams to the tournament. The following five teams are; Bantam, Juveniles, Ladies Open, Men’s Open and Masters.
Each year NABA tournaments are located in different Canadian and U.S. cities such as Toronto, Windsor, Newmarket, Mississauga, Virginia, Washington, Detroit, New Jersey, New York and so on. NABA is known to be the largest Filipino tournament in North America where nearly 160 teams compete in various divisions. The tournament has become so widely recognized that an organization from London, United Kingdom travels to North American to compete on a yearly basis.
The mission of the Windsor Bridgeans Organization (WBO) is to promote the sport of basketball and other extra-curricular activities in a positive, safe and welcoming environment. The Bridgeans athletic program provides the opportunity for people of all ages and ethnicity to strive for ongoing physical, mental and moral advancement of amateur athletes. Additionally, the Bridgeans Organization promotes good sportsmanship, transparency, loyalty and perseverance in order for their participants to continue enjoying the love of the game.