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Triquis Kids Basketball Team Visits Disneyland Park

posted on December 24th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Thousands of people have been captivated by the story of the Triquis kids basketball team from Oaxaca, Mexico. Despite playing without shoes – a luxury that is difficult to afford in their remote community – this team of determined athletes out-scored, out-passed and out-played more than 50 other teams to become the champions of the International Festival of Mini-Basketball in Argentina this October. Earlier this week, they had the opportunity to visit Southern California … and can you guess which was one of the first places they wanted to go when they arrived?

Triquis Kids Basketball Team Visits Disneyland Park

Disneyland, of course! We had the honor of hosting these amazing boys yesterday here at Disneyland park, and what a day they had!

Triquis Kids Basketball Team Visits Disneyland Park

Triquis Kids Basketball Team Visits Disneyland Park

Triquis Kids Basketball Team Visits Disneyland Park

Triquis Kids Basketball Team Visits Disneyland Park

Please join me in congratulating this extraordinary team on their victory!

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Rodolfo on December 24th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

This kids are for all of us here in Mexico and in the world a great message that anything is possible if we dream it! I can’t imagine how magical was for these great kids be at Disneyland! =)

Thanks Disney Blog for sharing this!!!!

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Irving on December 27th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Amazing Kids deserve an amazing vacation. Kudos to Disneyland Resort to do this possible. This kids are the proof, as Rodolfo stated in a revious comment, that if we can dream it, we can do it!. As a mexican, this kids make us feel very proud of ther attitude.

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Paula on January 1st, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Thank you to Disneyland for a magical time and hospitality for the “Los Gigantes Descalzos de la Montana” aka Triquis Kids! Although they may have not all known about Mickey Mouse before they came, I am sure they do now and had a special experience they will remember forever!

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