The power-hitting duo of Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez and Motolite’s Myla Pablo will headline the Premier Volleyball League’s All-Star Game, slated on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Valdez, the reigning PVL Open Conference Most Valuable Player, and Pablo, a former MVP winner herself, will lead their respective squads in a fun and competitive showdown to kick off another promising season of the PVL, which is now on its third year.
The game, which is set at 4:00pm, also seeks to generate funds for the benefit of Hero Foundation, according the PVL’s Ricky Palou.
“This is our gift to the fans as well as raising funds for charity,” said Palou.
Ateneo’s Deanna Wong, Maddie Madayag, and Dani Ravena; Petro Gazz’s Chie Saet and Jessie de Leon; Creamline’s Michele Gumabao, Mel Gohing, and Risa Sato; BanKo-Perlas’ Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola; Iriga-Navy’s Grazielle Bombita; and University of the Philippines’ Isa Molde will form Valdez’s team, with Petro Gazz’s Jerry Yee as their coach.
Pablo’s squad, on the other hand, includes Creamline’s Jia Morado and Jema Galanza; BanKo-Perlas’ Jem Ferrer and Joy Dacoron; Ateneo’s Kat Tolentino, Vanessa Gandler, and Bea de Leon; PetroGazz’s Jonah Sabete and Cherry Nunag, Tacloban’s Dimdim Pacres; Pocari-Air Force’s Dell Palomata; and Adamson-Akari’s Thang Ponce. Ateneo’s Oliver Almadro will serve as mentor.
An autograph signing and skills games for fans is set just an hour before the game itself.
Tickets can be bought online or at ringside worth P50 each. The cost includes a free shirt and a photo opportunity with the players. Meanwhile lower box tickets cost P200 apiece.
Upper box tickets are pegged at P50.