PBA to donate part of sales to Marawi City relief effort
Paul Lintag on Jul 30, 2017 12:10 PM
"The PBA Family sympathizes with the victims of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City." --- Commissioner Chito Narvasa.
The Philippine Basketball Association will donate a portion of its tickets sales for the duration of the elimination round of the 2017 Governors' Cup to the victims of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.
With the city still under siege and the entire region of Mindanao under Martial Law, the PBA will send a portion of its sales from the season-ending conference.
"The PBA Family sympathizes with the victims of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City," Commissioner Chito Narvasa said per a league release.
"The PBA has a huge fan base in that city and it pains us deeply to know that many lives were lost and many families displaced," he added.
"On behalf of the PBA Board of Governors, we are setting aside a portion of our ticket sales in the elimination round to help them in their recovery," Narava concluded.
On top of the donation, Asia's oldest play-for-pay league will cut the prices of its general admission tickets until the end of the elimination round.
The cheapest tickets at the Araneta Coliseum and the MOA Arena will now only cost P30 for games played during Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
The discount will take effect starting on August 2.
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