Asian Basketball Showdown – LG Sakers VS Brgy. Ginebra


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Bringing together two basketball-loving countries who are long-time archrivals in the international basketball arena, crowd-favorites and multiple titleholders—Korea’s Changwon LG Sakers and Philippines’ very own Barangay Ginebra San Miguel—will clash on the court on September 9, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Mr. Sung Woo Nam, LG Electronics Philippines managing director, said, “As a brand, LG Electronics is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. The Asian Basketball Showdown serves as a historic milestone, as this is our first time to embark in a major sporting event.”

He continued, “Our goal is to engage our Filipino customers and enable them to experience first-hand the excitement of Koreans and Filipinos facing off on court. As both countries are represented in this year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, we’d like to take this opportunity to bring a piece of the action to the Philippines, as a basketball-loving country.”

Korea’s LG Sakers leads the attendance rankings in eight out of 10 seasons of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), while the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is one of the most-loved teams in Philippine basketball and currently holds eight Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) titles.

Korean basketball legend Shin Dong Pa is set to grace the event, showing his undying support and love for the sport.  Hailed as one of Asia’s greatest basketball players, Shin Dong Pa would score an average of 30 to 40 plus points per game in the Asian Championships to rally his team to victory.

Aside from letting its Filipino consumers witness a first of its kind basketball experience, LG Electronics is also extending the joys of the playing the sport to the kids of Manila Boys’ Town, a charitable residential institution for the underprivileged, abandoned, neglected and voluntarily surrendered children, teenagers and senior citizens from Manila.

On top of the newly-donated LG home entertainment products and kitchen appliances which the orphanage can use for their daily activities, LG refurbished a basketball court within the Boys’ Town compound as well where the kids can freely play the sport and enjoy the game.

Romeo Velasqeuz, a 15-year-old boy from Boys’ Town, expressed his gratitude to the company: “Maraming salamat, LG. Excited na kaming gamitin itong bagong court at maglaro ng basketball. Paborito kasi naming siyang gawin. (Thank you, LG. We’re excited to use this court and play basketball. It is one of our favorite thigs to do.)”

 

 

 

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