For cultivating Alaska culture, Uytengsu gets lifetime achievement award | Inquirer Sports

For cultivating Alaska culture, Uytengsu gets lifetime achievement award

/ 05:15 AM January 18, 2019

Class act, winning tradition. We, not me.

A mere mention of those words and the Alaska franchise comes to mind, qualities with which the Aces have thrived on in their 33-year stint in the PBA.

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And certainly, it’s a reflection on the way team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu handled the ballclub through the years which saw it won a total of 14 championships—tied for second most in the league—highlighted by a Grand Slam in 1996.

As the PBA Press Corps celebrates the silver anniversary of its yearly Awards Night, Uytengsu will be recognized for what he has done for his franchise.

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The Alaska Milk executive is going to be the recipient of a first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the group of men and women that regularly covers the PBA beat.

In a 25-year span since the PBAPC first staged the affair in 1993, the Aces bagged 13 championships, with Uytengsu as the single influential force behind the organization.

During the 1994 to 1998 seasons, the franchise claimed eight out of the 16 conference titles at stake.

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