Fighting Maroons raffle off jerseys in fund-raiser for jeepney drivers
Mark Escarlote on Jul 21, 2020 06:46 PM
(Photo: Arvin Lim)
University of the Philippines volleyball standouts are extending help to jeepney drivers plying the UP route that are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Fighting Maroons have pledged to donate their jerseys for the UP College of Human Kinetics Student Council fund-raising drive for jeepney drivers who have lost their source of income since the government imposed a Luzon-wide community quarantine four months ago.
Members of the women’s team led by captain Rosie Rosier put their jerseys up for grabs in an online raffle that will take place on August 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Ayel Estrañero, Marian Buitre, Tots Carlos, Jessma Ramos, & Rosie Rosier, all part of the historic championships of the UPWVT both in the PSL and PVL pledged to donate their jerseys for the CHK SC's initiative for the UP jeepney drivers.#jerseyparakaymanong pic.twitter.com/KCcv6mRVzl— CHK Student Council (@updchksc) July 20, 2020
Also taking part in the "Manong Tsuper, Ating Suklian" fund-raiser are Ayel Estrañero, Marian Buitre, Tots Carlos, Jessma Ramos and Matthew Gohoc of the men's volleyball team.
Proceeds of the raffle will be used to help the 300 families of the jeepney drivers, who have stopped plying their UP-Ikot, UP-Toki, UP-Katipunan, UP-Philcoa, UP-Pantranco, and UP-SM City North EDSA routes since mid-March.
Carlos and Rosier will be raffling off their UAAP Season 81 and Season 82 captain's jerseys, respectively. Estrañero and Buitre will donate their 2016 and 2014 V-League jerseys while Ramos and Gohoc, for their part, have pledged their UAAP Season 81 and Season 80 jerseys.
A raffle ticket costs P200.00 each.