PLDT Chairman and Philippine sports patron Manuel V. Pangilinan recently took to Twitter to make a special announcement for netizens.
“Happy to announce that PLDT HOME will bring in the biggest basketball charity event ever! Blake, Damian, Truth, DeMar in #GilasLastHOMEStand” @iamMVP tweeted to his over 70,000 followers on the popular microblogging site.
PLDT HOME, known for bringing the biggest sports event to the country, will fly in superstar cagers Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard, Paul Pierce, and DeMar DeRozan for The Last HOME Stand, a charity event with Gilas Pilipinas on July 22 to 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“This is a fitting send-off for Gilas as they defend the Philippine flag at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. This is our grand comeback to the world stage, so having a special pick-up game with a powerhouse cast of players will definitely rally the spirits of Filipinos and inspire the boys to play harder,” Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes said.
“It is important for PLDT HOME to be represented in the world of sports as it continues to resonate with parallelisms to real life,” said PLDT executive vice president and head of Home Business Ariel P. Fermin. “As an illustration, the values of the game – togetherness, celebration, sacrifice are also true for a family that aspires to achieve a common ambition. Sports inspire family members to achieve more and move as one. And this is what we do for our national team, Gilas. We give them unwavering support from one home team to another to get as far.”
Fans who wish to be a part of this historic milestone will be thrilled to know that tickets start at P750, an affordable amount for a world-class sporting event.