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PBA to donate opening day proceeds to victims of #LandoPH

Sports5/Pranz Kaeno Billones

Sports5/Pranz Kaeno Billones

The PBA will be donating proceeds of its 41st season opener on Wednesday to the victims of Typhoon Lando.

“We in the PBA feel for our countrymen who have been affected by the storm,” PBA chairman Robert Non said in a release by the league’s official website.

“On this note I would like to encourage our basketball fans to come and watch our season opener on Wednesday. You will not just enjoy the games, you will also be helping our kababayans in need.

“Wednesday’s opener will be something different. Because everyone – from league officials to the players down to the fans – will come there with a purpose and that is to help.”

The league earlier postponed its scheduled opening festivities last Sunday, the same day Lando made landfall in the country.

It was instead moved to Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena, with the opening ceremonies slated at 5 p.m. followed by the Philippine Cup curtain-raiser between Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Star Hotshots at 7 p.m.

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