Sta. Elena reaffirms long-term support for PVL
The all National University Bulldogs-crewed Mega Builders yielded the gold medal to Cignal HD Spikers in the finals of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, but their silver medal finish proved enough to secure a long-term sponsorship from their prime backer, Ms. Alice Eduardo (shown in inset photo with team manager Junjun Abcede), president and CEO of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation.
Ms. Alice Eduardo, head of one of the nation’s largest construction companies, took time out from her busy schedule to watch the last two of the extended best-of-three title series between her sponsored team, Mega Builders, and eventual champions Cignal HD Spikers.
She so immensely enjoyed the edge-of-the-seat action with her two children and the way the Volley Bolts gave battle more so that she committed herself to continue supporting the Premier Volleyball League, another groundbreaking event organized by Sports Vision with Asics as its official league partner and Mikasa as its official game ball.
This was the first time that her company, Sta. Elena Construction and Development Company, supported two teams in a Sports Vision league. Its originally backed squad, the Sta. Elena Wrecking Balls, also finished in the Final Four in the PVL Open Conference.
Noting the youth, height and exceptional skills of the NU Bulldogs making up Mega Builders, Ms. Eduardo said she’d continue supporting the NU team until it becomes a champion.
Her company, she said, will be behind them when they make another stab at the gold in the upcoming UAAP volleyball season which starts in January next year and on through the next season of the PVL.
The woman equally known for her Midas touch in the construction industry as well as for her numerous humanitarian projects said she salutes the men and women behind Sports Vision for its continuing effort to help promote volleyball, particularly men’s volleyball.
“I hope that by supporting the young players of NU who were recruited from the countryside I am able to express my solidarity with Sports Vision in its goal of raising the level of the sport hereabouts,” Ms. Eduardo said after joining the Mega Builders in the photo op as silver medalists.
Ricky Palou, president of the visionary sports outfit, welcomed Ms. Eduardo’s commitment to continue supporting Sports Vision by regularly fielding at least a team in the PVL.
“We at Sports Vision can only hope that we will be able to establish a long partnership with her and the Sta. Elena Construction and Development Company. It is only through company sponsorships such as hers that Sports Vision can realize to bring PVL to the next big hit in Philippine volleyball.”