Volleyball community doing its share in fight vs. COVID-19
Mark Escarlote on Mar 30, 2020 04:45 PM
The Philippine volleyball community displays 'bayanihan' in fight against the coronovirus (COVID-19).
The Philippine volleyball community is once again showing unity, this time in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Volleyball stars are auctioning off their jerseys to raise funds for our frontliners or packing and delivering relief goods in their community while fans are doing their share by through monetary donations and following the government's directive to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus.
Creamline setter Jia Morado is currently leading a fund-raising campaign, Every Little Thing Counts, to purchase personal protective equipment (PPEs) and facemasks for frontliners risking their lives to care and help our kababayans infected by the deadly virus.
She started off by putting her Ateneo de Manila University jersey from Season 79 for bidding as other players followed suit.
Ara Galang of De La Salle University put up her jersey for bidding last Saturday.
On Sunday, University of Sto. Tomas Tigresses Eya Laure, Imee Hernandez, Maji Mangulabnan, Det Pepito and Janna Torres joined the drive by putting up their Season 80 girls’ volleyball jerseys for bidding.
Mika Reyes on Monday led eight other members of the Philippine Superliga team Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors in donating their jerseys for the auction. Pam Lastimosa, Royse Tubino, Bang Pineda, Djanel Cheng, Ruby De Leon, Amy Ahomiro, Marje Tejada and Alex Bollier all participated in the campaign.
Genesis Redido of UST men’s volleyball team provided assistance to frontliners and victims of a recent fire in his hometown in Bacoor, Cavite.
Bea De Leon of ChocoMucho extended a helping hand to her community in Marikina City.
Meanwhile, volleyball players who are members of the military are also doing their part in their respective camps while the whole of Luzon is on an enhanced community quarantine.
The Philippine volleyball community once again showed its generosity, support and love through its own little ways.