• PBA Philippine Cup 2017 Standings: San Miguel 6-1 Rain or Shine 4-2 Phoenix 4-3 GlobalPort 4-3 Talk 'N Text 4-3 BlackWater 4-4 Ginebra 3-3 Alaska 3-3 Star 3-3 NLEX 2-5 Meralco 2-5 Mahindra 1-5; NBA 2017 Standings EASTERN Conference Cleveland 27-8 Toronto 24-11 Boston 22-14 Atlanta 20-16 Charlotte 20-17 Milwaukee 18-17 Indiana 19-18 Chicago 18-18 Washington 17-18 New York 17-19 Detroit 17-21 Orlando 16-22 Miami 11-27 Philadelphia 9-25 Brooklyn 8-27 WESTERN Conference Golden State 31-6 San Antonio 29-7 Houston 29-9 LA Clippers 25-14 Utah 22-15 Memphis 23-16 OKC 21-16 Portland 16-22 Sacramento 15-21 Denver 14-22 New Orleans 14-23 LA Lakers 14-26 Phoenix 12-25 Dallas 11-25 Minnesota 11-25PBA Season 42 Philippine Cup Schedule of Games //Baller Spotlight:Jeron Teng dances Twerk it Like Miley with Teammates: VIDEO here! FIBA: Yao Ming Named First FIBA Ambassador//GILAS: 16 year-old 6'0 Fil-Italian pointguard Dalph Panopio wants to play for Gilas//UFC: TV5 to broadcast UFC matches

Search This Blog

Loading...
  • Share
  • Bookmark and Share

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

    NBA Cares Ph: Sprite & NBA continue support for Philippine Special Olympics athletes



    Atty. Adel Tamano of Coca-Cola Philippines, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, and Sir Carlo Singson the NBA Country Manager with the country’s Special Olympics athletes. Photo © Jonathan Salvacion


    Sprite and the National Basketball Association partnered once again to give the country’s Special Olympics athletes an all-star treat on the court.

    In a program called NBA Cares—which happened recently as part of NBA 3X Philippines 2014 Presented by Sprite—twenty eight Special Olympics athletes further sharpened their skills through a basketball clinic run by Jr. NBA coach Chris Sumner, Basketball Operations of NBA Asia. NBA All-star guard DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors joined the drills, along with the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak, and The Raptor mascot.

    NBA 3X is the association’s marquee grassroots program that celebrates basketball and the NBA’s natural association to lifestyle, music, and popular culture.

    “The partnership with NBA is made more meaningful through our partnership as well with the Special Olympics. At Coca-Cola, we believe in inclusivity and the specialness of all types of people. By providing avenues such as sports to children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, we open opportunities for them to develop physical fitness, and participate in a sharing of skills with other Special Olympics athletes,” says Atty. Adel Tamano, Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications of Coca-Cola Philippines.

    The 28 kids who participated in the local NBA Cares event is part of a 3.5 million-strong network of athletes under Special Olympics International—one of the world’s largest programs focusing on sports training and competition. Its partnership with The Coca-Cola Company through Sprite began as far back as 1968.

    Special Olympics offers 32 Olympic-type summer and winter sports and holds more than 44,000 competitions annually across the globe, with the help of the more than 805,000 volunteers and nearly 250,000 coaches.

    A perfect partnership

    Beyond its partnership with Special Olympics, globally, The Coca-Cola Company and NBA also work together for initiatives such as NBA FIT, which are clinics held around the world to promote physical activity among school children and encourage living an active healthy lifestyle.

    “Coca-Cola Philippines recognizes that using favorite local past-times such as basketball, we would be able to convince people to leave their seats, get into some form of exercise, and find happiness in movement. This is the reason why we support NBA and also reach out to organizations like the Philippine Basket Association for a program called PBA Youngstars and the Alabang Football Club for the Coca-Cola Football Festival,” adds Atty. Tamano.

    NBA 3X is organized by NBA and presented by Sprite. Official partners of NBA 3X are Adidas, KFC, Phoenix Petroleum, PLDT Home Fibr, and Smart. Supporting partners are Acer and Spalding.



    No comments:

    Post a Comment