Ricci Rivero, Mika Reyes, and other star athletes scoop for charity
Philip Matel on Dec 18, 2017 03:28 PM
Star athletes under the banner of Virtual Playground gave back in a charity event last Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Ganiel Krishnan's Twitter account)
Hundreds of fans lined up at the Mall of Asia and at SM North EDSA Sunday for a charity event that was highlighted by the appearance of Ricci Rivero and stars from the world of Philippine sports.
Rita's Italian Ice, which has over 600 stores in the United States and five here in the country, partnered with Virtual Playground on a project entitled "A Scoop of Happiness".
More than 400 individuals lined up outside, reaching up to the intersection of Sunset Drive and Seaside Blvd just to get a glimpse of the De La Salle skipper and his brothers Prince and Rasheed.
The line for the Rivero brothers has reached the intersection of Seaside Blvd and Sunset Ave pic.twitter.com/4LcKW2LPjA— Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) December 17, 2017
The line even went to the rear of the huge mall.
More fans are at the back of the Mall of Asia pic.twitter.com/QIe49FaEYM— Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) December 17, 2017
Prior to the Rivero siblings' arrival, many fans lined up at the front of the frozen custard store where they were supposed to serve, with some of them arriving at the venue as early as 8 a.m.
A large number of fans are here, many of them waiting for the arrival of the Rivero brothers. Only the first 800 will be accommodated pic.twitter.com/V7IGKr3t3m— Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) December 17, 2017
Prior to the Rivero siblings' arrival, volleybelles Katrina Racelis of Mapua, Andi Felix of Adamson, St. Benilde's Chelsea Santillan and SEA Games swimming medalist Nikki Pamintuan, among others took the helm in serving up scoops of frozen custard.
Star athletes are here at a charity event of a frozen custard dessert at the Mall of Asia. This is a charity event that will benefit Bantay Bata 163, which will be given 25 pesos for every scoop @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/op18Mn1sTY— Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) December 17, 2017
Once Rivero, who was part of the UAAP Season 80 men's seniors basketball Mythical Five, already had a chance to meet his fans, some of them became emotional.
She’s super happy to see ricci. Tears of joy. pic.twitter.com/DTyfxGMpkS— Ganiel Krishnan (@KrishnanGaniel) December 17, 2017
Rivero thanked the fans who went to the meet, and made sure they were doing this for a good cause. Every scoop bought from Rita's Frozen Custard set aside 25 pesos for Bantay Bata 163 for every sale of the 3 oz. hand-scooped dessert.
At the SM North EDSA branch, star volleybelles Mika Reyes and Carmela Tunay headlined the charity event there.
Volleybelles Mika Reyes and Mela Tunay are in the SM North EDSA branch to serve. pic.twitter.com/vi7pfDLYPA— Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) December 17, 2017
Ateneo athlete-siblings Vince and Kat Tolentino also joined the fun, scooping up for the the successful event.