Benefactor interested in PatafaBy June Navarro
Philippine Daily Inquirer
A BENEFACTOR brimming with financial resources is bidding to take over the country’s track and field program.
Athletics chief Go Teng Kok recently announced that he’s calling an election next month and several personalities have shown interest to lead the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (Patafa) into a new era.
A source told the Inquirer that one of the potential sponsors is a huge investor that leans on sports to gain strong media mileage for its products.
Go, Patafa’s president for over two decades, confirmed that the group approached him and made the offer to heavily finance the track and field program and its athletes similar to what sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan has been doing for basketball and boxing, among other sports.
“I know that when I leave, I’ll be leaving the association (Patafa) in good hands,” said Go, who refused to divulge the potential “godfather.”