NCAA: Former Red Lions give an assist to Letran's Jerrick Balanza

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 25, 2018 04:54 PM
NCAA: Former Red Lions give an assist to Letran's Balanza
Letran's Jerrick Balanza will be getting some help coming from archrival San Beda

The NCAA’s fiercest foes have joined hands to help out ailing Jerrick Balanza.

Frankie Lim, San Beda University’s former head coach, and 23 other people who worked with him in his time there have pledged financial aid to Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Balanza who just recently had successful surgery on a tumor in the temporal lobe of his brain.

 “We, the former San Beda Red Lions who played under head coach Frankie Lim and team manager Mike Advani, with Borgie Hermida as team captain, express our solidarity with you during your most challenging time,” they said in the letter they gave to Balanza on Tuesday.

The letter then continued, “Please accept this humble assistance from the former San Beda Red Lions. We are one with you, brother! Animo San Beda! Arriba Letran!”

The amount was not disclosed in the letter.

The other former and current Red Lions who pledged financial aid to the ailing Knight are team manager Mike Advani, coach Ed Cordero, coach Bonnie Garcia, coach Mark Jomaleza, coach JB Sison, coach Mike Sunga, team captain Borgie Hermida,  Yousif Aljamal, Baser Amer, Anjo Caram, James Chua, Rome Dela Rosa, Bambam Gamalinda, Garvo Lanete, Ryusei Koga, Melo Lim, Dave Marcelo, Jaypee Mendoza, Jake Pascual, Kyle Pascual, Shaq Taganas, Chico Tirona, and Jerome Villanueva.

Balanza needs Php 500,000 for the brain surgery he had and those who are interested in helping the father of two may send their donations to this account:

Bank: BDO

Branch: BDO Intramuros

Account Name: Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Inc.

Account Number: ‎4500003129


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