Fans surprise Alyssa Valdez on her birthday
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 29, 2016 07:01 PM
Happy birthday to the "Phenom" Alyssa Valdez.
Fans of Alyssa Valdez led by Alyfinity surprised the BaliPure team captain on her 23rd birthday on Wednesday.
Valdez received a cake and a bouquet of flowers from her fans during warm-ups just before the Purest Water Defenders engaged Pocari Sweat in Game One of their 13th V-League Open Conference semifinals series at The Arena in San Juan.
The group formed a huge banner greeting the three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player and former Ateneo de Manila Queen Eagle on her special day and sang “Happy Birthday”.
Valdez’s boyfriend, former Ateneo de Manila cager Kiefer Ravena was also seen at the venue.
As a treat, Valdez did not disappoint on her birthday as she scored 24 points in BaliPure’s 25-20, 25-19, 26-24 win for a 1-0 series lead.
Valdez is 2-0 in games that landed on her birthday as she won an Open Conference match against Philippine National Police two years ago while playing for Ateneo.
The “Phenom” thanked her fans and supporters for all the love she received.
“Sobrang today extra effort sila pero you know their presence and their effort going into the game Wednesday, Saturday and Monday talagang alam mo OK na ‘yun sa amin pero ngayon nag-extra effort pa sila so sino ba naman ang hindi matutuwa?” she said. “We’re not expecting anything naman from them so kaya siguro mas nakakataba ng puso na ganoon ka-genuine yung love na ibinibigay nila sa akin. Sobrang unconditional talaga so maraming-maraming salamat talaga.”