ASICS has renewed its partnership with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for the fifth time.
This partnership will provide national team kits for the Philippine contingent to the 32nd edition of the Southeast Asian Games, which will be held in Cambodia from May 5 to 17.
At a formal sponsorship ceremony held at the East Ocean Garden Restaurant in Pasay City, POC President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino expressed his gratitude to ASICS for their continued support, saying that their apparel and shoes are of high-end quality and have been tested in many competitions abroad.
“ASICS has been tested in many competitions abroad. Their apparel, including the shoes, are all high-end and made from quality materials,” Tolentino said.
“We are glad that ASICS is back for the fifth time as the country’s official outfitter for our athletes, coaches, and team officials in Cambodia.”
The partnership will provide 1,500 sets of ASICS merchandise to members of Team Philippines, including 840 athletes and 300 coaches. It also includes outfitting Filipino athletes and coaches to the ASEAN Para Games, which will be hosted by Cambodia from June 3 to June 9.
ASICS will be supplying complete tracksuits, t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, backpacks, caps, socks, and footwear to the Philippine delegation.
The brand has been the official outfitter of Team Philippines since the Philippines 2019 and Vietnam 2022 SEA Games, as well as the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2021 and the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.
The ceremony was attended by POC Deputy Secretary-General for International Affairs Bones Floro, Philippine National Volleyball Federation President Ramon “Tats” Suzara, and SONAK Director Filipina “Bhaby” Lorenzo, along with Kabir Buxani, Chief Technology Officer of SONAK.
This partnership between ASICS and the POC not only ensures that Team Pilipinas is outfitted with high-quality sports apparel but also signifies the strong relationship between the two organizations.
With ASICS’ support, Team Pilipinas will surely make their country proud as they compete in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.