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OKBet-MPBL offers opportunities, help spur economic growth

OKBet-Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) has been making waves not just for the regional supremacy battles that it offers, but for its contribution to economic development in the Philippines.

By providing opportunities to players and livelihood to all local government units taking part in the regional tournament, the league has been making a significant difference in the lives of many Filipinos.

In addition to its efforts to spur economic development, OKBet-MPBL is also providing free basketball clinics, inspiring the youth to dream big and become big stars someday. The league’s title sponsor, OKBet, has been instrumental in making this happen.

The gaming firm’s “Play It Forward” campaign, launched late last year, aims to promote sports development at the grassroots level through partnerships with different institutions, communities, and local government units.

During the opening of the league last Saturday at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City, former senator and MPBL founder Manny Pacquiao expressed his gratitude to OKBet for its continuous support in providing sustainable opportunities to aspiring Filipino sportsmen and developing the local competitive scene.

“Malaki narin ang pinagbago ng MPBL simula ng unang season natin, pero hindi nagbabago ang layunin nitong makapagbigay ng saya sa bawat Pinoy na mahilig sa basketball at opportunities sa ating players, coaches, and staff, lalong-lalo na sa ating mga homegrown talents,” said the boxing legend.

The partnership between OKBet and MPBL has brought new opportunities for the Filipino sports community, with OKBet promising to continue its “Play It Forward” campaign.

OKBet brand manager Alex Barcela said that the company will keep enlisting the help of MPBL players and coaching staff to host more basketball camps for aspiring talents.

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The continuous sponsorship also helps the league provide career opportunities to over 600 players, team staff, and officiating personnel across different regions in the country, serving as a sustainable source of income for hundreds of Filipino families.

With the help of OKBet, MPBL returned from nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic with much success, enjoying high ratings and reaching at least 12 million in total viewers.

Through its partnership with OKBet, MPBL is proving that sports can be a powerful tool for economic development and community building.

By providing opportunities and inspiration to the youth, the league is also shaping the future of Filipino sports and creating a brighter future for many families in the country.


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