The PBA announced on Wednesday that it will donate P1 million in cash for relief efforts for victims of the torrential rains that battered the country this week.
“PBA is always ready to respond to the needs of our kababayan. Our track record bears that out,” league commissioner Chito Salud said.
“We send our deepest sympathy to the victims.”
Salud also pledged the league’s support for other relief activities.
“Our team owners and our players are ready to take part in any activity that supports the cause of alleviating the plight of those families victimized by the recent floods,” he said.
The donation is apart from efforts by players, coaches, and officials to raise funds for relief efforts. On Tuesday, SMART-Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes suggested that each player, coach, and official donate P5,000 to the cause, with a target to raise another P1 million. Reyes said the MVP Sports Foundation will also match that donation.
“I am so proud of our pba players who are eager to help out the victims of the recent floods. They are truly responsible and kind hearted individuals. They are ready to donate from their own pockets and to participate in relief operations to show their genuine concern.”
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