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OKBet sponsors 2nd PBA Legends golf tournament

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Living up to its status as a big friend of Philippine sports, gaming platform OKBet and the Philippine Basketball Associatio (PBA) Legends Foundation Inc. successfully held the 2nd PBA Legends Charity Golf Tournament last May 9 at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club in Carmona, Cavite.

The 18-hole event was attended by a bevy of basketball personalities, supporters, and other public figures, such as PBA Legends Foundation Inc. chairman Atoy Co, president Alvin Patrimonio, corporate secretary Ed Cordero, treasurer Jojo Lastimosa,and board members Ramon Fernandez and Kenneth Duremdes as they spent time to make the event a resounding success.

“The main purpose of this tournament is to help our fellow former PBA players in need financially and medically,” Co said. “We formed this foundation for us to really help each other.”

All proceeds raised from the tournament as well as other future projects will fund various benefit projects of the PBA Legends Foundation.

One of the tournament sponsors, Edmund Yee, emerged as the Overall Low Gross Champion, garnering a net 70.

 “I’m happy with the success of the tournament, my victory is just a bonus,” Yee said. “I’m one of the sponsors, so when they approached me, with no hesitation, naI said yes because it’s for the benefits of the ex-PBA players.”

During the fellowship and awarding ceremony, OKBet expressed how proud the platform is to have partnered with the foundation, and reiterated its commitment in promoting the local sports industry and giving back to the Filipino community. 

“This tournament is not just an exciting sports event, but also a noble cause that provides an opportunity for individuals to contribute to the welfare of those who have dedicated their lives to the world of Filipino basketball,” said an OKBet representative.

Aside from OKBet, San Miguel Corp., PLDT-SMART, Metro Pacific Tollways Group, NLEX, SM Prime, Gloria Maris Restaurant, Ford EDSA, Boysen Paints, Megacem Inc., Don Lee Builder Inc., Mighty David, Arlo Aluminum Co. Inc., Gardiola Group of Companies, Hyco, Excel Coil Coating Corp, Igan ng Pilipinas Foundation Inc. also supported the event.

The other backers were Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Powerball Marketing and Logistics Corp, SOGO, Corbridge Group Phils., Nutritech, Go for Gold, MManny Sy and thVice Governor of Isabela Faustino “Bojie” Dy.

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