College volley teams get boost

(From left) Mr. Jorge Concepcion, SPAVI General Manager; Mr. Vincent Gregorio, SPAVI President and CEO; Dr. Adrian Paolo Laurel, ACES President and COO; Patricia Hizon, Plus Networl General Manager; and Oli Sicam, SPAVI Marketing Head with the 18 participating schools and their checks from the Shaeky’s Super League Bundle during the Shakey’s Super League Thanksgiving at Shakey’s Magallanes in Makati. Photo by Rio Deluvio

Adamson University got the lion’s share of the P8.2 million cash donations for the 18 universities and colleges which participated in the highly successful maiden staging of the Shakey’s Super League Collegiate Preseason Championship.

The funds raised through Shakey’s Pizza’s SSL Bundle were awarded for the benefit of the respective volleyball programs of each schools.

The Lady Falcons, which finished third, received P946,600 during the distribution of checks in the SSL Thanksgiving party held last Wednesday at Shakey’s Magallanes.

The check was handed over to Adamson setter Louie Romero by SSL stakeholders led by Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc. president and chief executive officer Vicente Gregorio and Athletic Events and Sports Management Inc. president Ian Laurel.

“We hope that those amounts will help the school programs and make their teams even stronger,” Gregorio said.

The initiative was part of SPAVI-ACES partnership’s commitment to supporting and developing women’s volleyball at the grassroots level.

“This team effort has resulted in a resounding success and marks not the end of a season but the beginning of a real, well thought out and strategic grassroots volleyball stakeholder-initiated program,” ACES chairman Philip Ella Juico said.

“We call therefore on all sectors to be part of this team because it is the right thing to do. It’s pure work for the country. It’s part of doing good.”

“In fact, doing good in an organized and professional manner for volleyball and its stakeholders is concretized by the check donations of Shakey’s to all 18 colleges and universities,” Juico added.

The donations were raised through the SSL Bundle promo where in every order P100 will be donated to the customer’s school of choice.

More than P6 million were initially raised on the final day of the SSL Collegiate Preseason Championship ruled by National University and featured all 10 schools from the NCAA and eight from the UAAP last 19 November.

“During the final week of our promo, the total amount increased and this includes the P1.58 million raised when customers let Shakey’s choose which school will get the donation. We decided to equally divide the amount to all participating schools so that’s about P87,000 additional donation for each team,” SPAVI general manager Jorge Concepcion said.

University of the Philippines was given a P719,200 check followed by Ateneo de Manila University (P685,200), Jose Rizal University (P642,600), Arellano University (P615,600), Far Eastern University (PP611,600), De La Salle University (P575,000) and NU (P516,500).

Lyceum of the Philippines University got P400,000, Mapua University received P328,300 followed by University of Santo Tomas (P324,000), Emilio Aguinaldo College (P309,900), University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (P294,200), San Beda University (P273,500), University of the East (P267,200), San Sebastian College (P252,800), College of St. Benilde (P247,900) and Letran (P205,200).

Up next for the SSL is the National Invitational set in July next year which will fea

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