SBP taps Toyota Motor PHL as local major sponsor for hosting of FIBA 2023 World Cup


THE Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is welcoming Toyota Motor Philippines as a key partner for the country’s hosting of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball World Cup 2023 in August.

Toyota Motor Philippines joined the FIBA World Cup as a local major sponsor and simultaneously entered into a partnership with the SBP and Gilas Pilipinas.

“It is with great appreciation and warmth that we welcome Toyota Motor Philippines to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 family,” SBP Chairman Emeritus Manuel V. Pangilinan said.

FIBA Asia board member and SBP president Al Panlilio noted Toyota Motor Philippines’s support to the country’s hosting of the event from August 25 to September 10.

“As we thank Toyota Motor Philippines for agreeing to be part of this once in a lifetime experience, we are inviting as well others who wish to also share in this global activity, this journey which in a sense is truly a merger of world caliber sports and big business,” Panlilio said.

“By being part of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 journey, one of the biggest global sports event this year, we aim to further inspire and encourage more Filipinos to use the power of movement to reach their full potential,” Toyota Motor Philippines Atsuhiro Okamoto said.

“This is the spirit of our ‘Start Your Impossible’ global sports campaign. With this partnership with FIBA through SBP, and unity basketball brings to Filipinos, we are always moving closer to our goal of producing happiness for all,” Okamoto added.

The Philippines is the lead host of the World Cup with Japan and Indonesia co-hosting some of the group games.

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