PVL kicks off new season with All-Star Game
Before it officially gets its latest season started, the Premier Volleyball League will provide a tasty treat for its fans.
The PVL kicks off its third season with its traditional All-Star Game on Saturday featuring the game’s established queens and some of the rising stars from the country’s premier league at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Alyssa Valdez, long considered the face of the sport and the reigning Open Conference MVP, and fellow power hitter Myla Pablo, also a former league MVP, head the two teams facing off in the league’s special offering for the fans, who have been the backbone of its success through the years.
The 4 p.m. match, which will be aired live on television and via livestream, will be a charity duel that aims to generate funds for the benefit of the Hero Foundation.
“This is our gift to the fans who have been supporting us and our way of raising funds for charity,” said Ricky Palou, president of the organizing Sports Vision Management Group, Inc.
A series of activities will precede the All-Star Game, including autograph signing and photo ops at 1 p.m. to be followed by the fans’ skills games.
Tickets are pegged at P50 (upper box), P200 (lower box) and P500 (ringside, inclusive of a shirt and photo ops with the players).
Pablo, who will banner Motolite’s campaign starting this season, will skipper Team X which features Creamline’s Jia Morado and Jema Galanza, Jonah Sabete and Cherry Nunag of PetroGazz, BanKo Perlas’ Jem Ferrer and Joy Dacoron, Akari-Adamson’s Rose Ponce, Pocari-Air Force’s Dell Palomata, Tacloban’s Dimdim Pacres, and Ateneo’s Vanessa Gandler, Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon.
Oliver Almadro will coach the team with Jasper Jimenez as assistant.
The two-time champion Valdez, on the other hand, will banner Team Y that includes Creamline teammates Michelle Gumabao, Risa Sato and Melissa Gohing, BanKo Perlas’ Nicole Tiamzon and Kat Bersola, Ateneo’s Dani Ravena, Deanna Wong and Maddie Madayag, Jessey de Leon and Chie Saet of PetroGazz, Iriga Navy’s Grazielle Bombita and UP’s Isa Molde.
Jerry Yee will coach the squad with Air Padda assisting him.
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