The newly-crowned PBA Governors’ Cup champions Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have decided to forego a grand victory party.
Instead, the squad has decided to help out in relief operations for flood victims from Marikina, Pasig, and nearby areas.
“Konting tulong lang naman para doon sa mga binaha sa Marikina and Pasig,” team co-owner Terry Que told InterAKTV.
The team is coming off a memorable seven-game series against the B-MEG Llamados. It was the first PBA championship in franchise history. Rain or Shine was originally scheduled to have a fans’ day last Wednesday to celebrate the victory, but the event was cancelled because of inclement weather.
The project will be spearheaded by marketing executive Edison Oribiana, who said members of the team will be in full attendance for the project on Monday.
Coach Yeng Guiao, who piloted the team to its first title in franchise history, has confirmed participation.
TY Tang and Ryan Arana have also confirmed their attendance through their agent Charlie Dy.
One of the team’s top players, Gabe Norwood, was among those who first voiced out the call for PBA players to do what they can for their respective communities in Metro Manila, which has been battered by torrential rains this week leading to heavy floods.
Fellow PBA players, let’s show our support for those who support us. Whether its material or financial pls step up and help those in need.
— Gabe Norwood (@GNorwood5) August 7, 2012
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