San Beda’s Red Lions and Red Cubs extolled for NCAA triumphs
MANILA, Philippines—Freego Jeans president Nelson Chan extolled San Beda College for winning the NCAA men’s basketball championship for the second straight year and the juniors plum for the third straight season.
“It’s another great year for the San Beda squads and another proud year for the San Beda community and its legion of supporters, including us in Freego,” said Chan, an alumnus of the Mendiola-based school.
“Just as we (in Freego) try to excel in our own trade, the Red Lions and the Red Cubs are likewise doing their utmost best to excel inside the basketball court. We salute them (Red Lions and Red Cubs) for their courageous effort to live up to their school’s creed,” added Chan.
The Red Lions swept the San Sebastian Stags in their recent best-of-three championship to win their fifth NCAA crown in the last six years—allowing them to tie Letran as the winningest school in the 87-year history of the league with 16 titles each.
The Red Cubs, on the other hand, beat the CSB-La Salle Greenhills in their title series which they capped with a 69-61 win. With their 19th juniors crown, the Red Cubs became the league’s winningest squad.
Aside from business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan, Freego is one of the active supporters of the San Beda men’s basketball team as the main supplier of its playing uniforms and other apparels.
Chan hopes the strong partnership between Freego and San Beda management will last a lifetime, believing the Red Lions have what it takes to build another dynasty in the NCAA.
For years, Freego has supported the Adamson men’s basketball squad, the Philippine wushu team, and the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball League.
San Beda’s Garvo Lanete, Sudan Daniel, Melo Lim, and Anjo Caram and Adamson’s Lester Alvarez, Rodney Brondial, Roider Cabrera, and Jeffrey Olalia appeared during Freego’s Ultimate Denim Show in Philippine Fashion Week held recently at SM Mall of Asia.
Freego also owns a team in the PBA D-League.
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