Men's volleyball stars hold benefit exhibition match
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 11, 2017 02:28 PM
Virtual Playground's talent pool of men's volleyball stars held a benefit match recently as part of the agency's advocacy program.
Virtual Playground gathered its volleyball talents for a one-day benefit exhibition match held recently as part of the agency’s advocacy project.
Held for the benefit of 5-year-old Yunix Ashteen Andrecio diagnosed with an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, VP’s pool of NCAA and UAAP men’s volleyball stars led by national team captain John Vic De Guzman staged the event in Calamba, Laguna.
Looking to give back and share all the blessings he received this year, hometown hero and former College of St. Benilde ace De Guzman initiated the benefit game.
“When I learned about the case of Baby Yunix, nag-isip po ako ng puwede ko maitulong kaya po I asked the help of my friends in Laguna, ‘yung local government and my management agency, Virtual Playground for support,” said De Guzman, the reigning NCAA Most Valuable Player who led CSB to its breakthrough crown in Season 92.
“Sa pamamagitan po ng volleyball ay nakapagbigay po kami kahit paano ng kaunting assistance sa mga nangangailangan,” he added.
Aside from De Guzman other VP talents who made the benefit game possible were De La Salle University’s Raymark Woo, Geuel Asia, Levin Dimayuga and Mike Frey, Josh Villanueva of Ateneo de Manila University, Timothy Eusebio of San Sebastian College, San Beda’s Jomaru Amagan, Anjo Pertierra of Mapua and Jerome Sarmiento of Adamson. Also giving a helping hand were Philippine national team members Ranran Abdilla and Bonjomar Castel.
Virtual Playground is committed to expose its talents to more advocacy projects as part of their ongoing campaign #VPInspire. It is the agency’s way to impart to its talents the virtue of being socially responsible apart from being the best in their respective field of sports.
“Dasal lang po namin ang mabilis na paggaling ni Baby Yunix and gusto ko lang po malaman nya na nandito kaming mga kuya nya to win this fight with her,” said De Guzman, who is also an actor and model. “Mahaba pa po ang laban na ito - so I’m hoping mas marami pa po ang gustong tumulong."
For help and donations, kindly contact Mrs. Anna Andrecio, 0949-8555430 and 0918-2604901.