Star center Asi Taulava, who spent the past two seasons with the Meralco Bolts, is organizing a charity basketball game, with proceeds going to relief operations for those affected by floods brought about by the torrential rains that have hammered the Philippines this week.
The game, which is set on August 26, will feature PBA players as well as showbiz celebrities. Doug Kramer of Barako Bull, Renren Ritualo of Air 21, Beau Belga of Rain or Shine, Billy Mamaril of Barangay Ginebra, and Mac Cardona and Sol Mercado of Meralco have already confirmed participation with other celebrities expected to be announced soon.
People can donate in cash and in kind during the event, which is organized with the help of James and Griffin Multimedia and Atleta.
Earlier on Wednesday, the PBA announced that it was donating P1 million for flood relief efforts. This was in addition to efforts by players, spearheaded by SMART-Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes, to collect P1 million among themselves for flood donation, an amount that will be matched by the MVP Sports Foundation.
» Longtime national player Asi Taulava bats for June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter in Philippine team
» Reyes, Taulava, Tiu surprised, disappointed by FIBA Asia choice of Lebanon over Philippines
» Meralco open to trading PBA rights to Asi Taulava