Cebu sports mourns passing of Rico Navarro

Jonas N. Panerio
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CEBU'S sports community is in mourning after renowned sports personality Enrico Navarro, 53, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, October 27, as a result of an apparent heart attack.

The development was confirmed by his eldest son, Popoy Navarro.

Navarro was well-known in Cebu for his efforts to help develop sports at the grassroots level. Aside from serving as athletic director of the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, he was also regional director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and was the founder of the Cebu Youth Basketball League, which has since become the MVP Sports Foundation Youth Basketball League-Cebu.

He is also responsible for bringing the BEST Center Cebu and the BEST Center Twin Tournament to Cebu, which has served as a springboard for many basketball players to reach new heights.

Navarro also served as an officer of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.