THE country’s first-ever professional 3x3 league — the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 — has found a new partner for the 2020 season in TM.
Kicking off this partnership, TM will be sponsoring the upcoming 12-team Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3X3 President’s Cup that is slated to tip off this October.
For TM, this is a great chance for Filipinos to take a moment from their stressful days to relax and bond with their families by watching the league’s action-filled games via online streaming as fans wait for the day when live audiences can be allowed in sporting events again.
Moreover, this is Globe's first move in trying to carve a niche in Philippine basketball.
“TM is one with the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President’s Cup in championing the talents of our local players and bringing them to the international stage,” said Kristelle Dizon, Globe VP for Consumer Mobile Business.
“We continue to look for ways to help rekindle the passion of fans for basketball games by supporting Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President’s Cup online. This will allow fans to watch and support their favorite teams while staying safe at home,” she added.
The President’s Cup will feature 12 teams that compete against Family's Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks composed of national team pool players Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Santi Santillan, and Troy Rike.
The tournament is seen as a way to help the team sharpen its skills for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next year.
"We are glad to have a partner in TM that shares the same vision as ours -- to help bring the Filipino athlete to the global stage," said Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 league owner Ronald Mascariñas.
The competing teams include Uling Roasters-Butuan City, Bacolod-Masters Sardines, Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, Palayan City Capitals, Zamboanga Peninsula Valientes MLV, Porac Big Boss Cement Green Gorillas, Bicol 3x3 Pro, Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors, Saranggani Marlins, Pagadian City Rocky Sports Valientes, and Petra Cement.
The Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 League was created to boost the country’s bid to qualify in the 3x3 basketball event in the Olympics and further put Philippines sports on the map. Since its launch, the league has had its inaugural season in 2019 and has sent multiple teams to compete in the FIBA 3x3 pro circuit. (JNP)