PVL goes on tour!
Spitfire Gizelle Tan dives for the ball while her Banko Perlas teammates Ella de Jesus, Amy Ahomiro and setter Jem Ferrer (on all four) and opposing Creamline’s Jia Morado and Pau Soriano look on in this bit of action during the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference won by Balipure. (Photo by Nante Azorez)
Premier Volleyball League is going on an out-of-town tour starting with an exciting twinbill on Oct. 7 at the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao City.
BanKo-Perlas tangles with the Grethcel Soltones-reinforced San Sebastian College in the first game at 3:30 p.m.
Triple champion Pocari Sweat, bannered by the powerful Myla Pablo, plays Jia Morado and Creamline in the 5:30 p.m. featured match.
Staged by Sports Vision and Grid Athletic Sports, organizer of the immensely successful Beach Volleyball Republic, the October tour of the PVL marks the first time ever in its storied history that Sports Vision is bringing its games to the countryside.
The Sports Vision-Grid PVL roadshow will travel to Batangas next and to Bacolod and Iloilo later, all within the month of October.
“This is our early Christmas gift to volleyball fans who have continuously supported the V League over the years,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou of the PVL tour. “By taking our high-level games to the provinces, we hope to further promote Philippine volleyball in general and the Premier Volleyball League in particular.
The PVL, a trailblazing event organized by Sports Vision, is winding up its three-conference season with the Collegiate Conference.
Through 13 exciting seasons, the V League had generated record following for women’s volleyball and produced such sports icons as Michelle Carolino, Mary Jean Balce, and superstar Alyssa Valdez.
However, not once did Sports Vision bring the V League outside Metro Manila.
“By parading the very best in Philippine women’s volleyball,” added Palou, “we hope to give the youths in the provinces further motivation to excel in the sport just like their idols.”