“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers,” Nelson Mandela once said.
The quote aptly describes the “MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi”, an official 3×3 FIBA-endorsed event that took place at the Cuneta Astrodome last November 6, 2017.
The event, which was was organized by Triple Threat Manila, was attended by over 250 people to help our brothers and sisters from Marawi to rebuild their homes and their lives through the Alagang Kapatid Foundation.
OPM artists like South Border, Climax, Rocksteddy, Jason Fernandez, Aikee, Davey Langit, Nyoy Volante, and The Juans and Mike Swift were also present during the tournament.
MusiKARAMAY, founded by Stanley Seludo, is a community of musicians which aims to create a new league of real life superheroes by using their talents to help other people. MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi aimed to use the sport to relive the spirit of “bayanihan”.
The tip-off was graced by professional PBA player Danny Seigle together with the founder of MusiKARAMAY. Kriza Cawan, founder of Triple Threat Manila, announced that the event would the country’s ranking in the 3×3 basketball world map since it was endorsed by FIBA. President and CEO of Healthwell Nutraceuticals Inc. Paulo Legaspi, a major partner that helped bring the event to fruition, delivered the welcome remarks and Menchie Silvestre spoke about the partnership of MusiKARAMAY and Alagang Kapatid Foundation before leading the crowd in a solidarity chant of “Bangon Marawi”.
Musikaramay 3×3 Para Sa Marawi Event Highlights | GlutaMAX MEN CourtAll rights reserved © 2017 Triple Threat ManilaCo-presented by Globe TelecomPowered by Triple Threat ManilaIn support of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. Menchie SilvestreThru the support of the office of Senator Sonny Angara, thru the support of City Mayor Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Boyet del Rosario, Congresswoman Emi-Calixto Rubiano, Councilor Ding Santos and the members of Sangguniang Panlunsod.In partnership with:Royal MNLGlutaMAX MENMeister PhilippinesPhilips MonitorsAOC MonitorRAKISTAPhilippine Health Insurance CorporationIn cooperation with:OPM – Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-AawitAMP (Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino)TV5Radyo Singko, 92.3 News FMMYX PhilippinesINQUIRER.netInqPOPPhilippine StarManila Bulletin SportsPowcast.netBillboard PhilippinesAudiophile ComponentsPAGCORWilson Sports PHKambi RallosSupported by:Frappe La Rue PhilippinesConverga Asia, Inc.STUDIO Z AUDIO PRODUCTIONS AND RECORDING STUDIOSNice Day CoffeeMaynilad Water Services, Inc.Royal Thee Bed & Breakfast Thai and Filipino CuisineFoldable Kahon by KahoniStanStarmobileThe Beach BarMotech San JoaquinDWDD Katropa RadioGG NetworkHWM PhilippinesSpeed MagazineCrib Audio Systems (https://www.facebook.com/Cribaudiosystems/)Greenwich Pizza#Musikaramay3x3ParaSaMarawi#BangonMarawi#FIBA3x3#TMSportsParaSaBayan #GlobeOfGood
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The teams who became part of this momentous event were:
Pool A: Escalera, Globe Musikaramay, MOF, and Radyo5,
Pool B: AOC/Philips, Cross, Globe Merchandising, and HSM
Pool C: Kosa, Mucho, SB and Three Deep
Pool D: Byaheng Langit, Globe Climax, Puwetmalu, and Suplados
Pool E: Kaloob, Nyoy Volante, Thunders, and Warner Brothers
Pool F: Ding Santos, Rocksteddy, Studio Z, and The Juans
Pool G: Office of Sen. Angara, PhilHealth, Royal MNL Athletics, and Royal MNL Fitness
The tournament also featured side events like the Globe 3-point shoot-out and the Kambi Slam Dunk Contest powered by Wilson. The lowered-rim slam dunk edition was judged by icons in the basketball industry like Coach Pido Jarencio (a former PBA professional player), Coach Richard del Rosario (assistant coach of Ginebra Kings), and Mac Baracael and Bradwyn Guinto (professional players in the PBA).
Jergen Millena bagged the Globe 3-point shoot-out title and Roy Cayanan reigned as the Champion of Kambi Slam Dunk Contest. For the main event of the tournament, Royal MNL Fitness won the championship over Globe Musikaramay with a 3-point lead.
Stanley Seludo was awarded as Musician’s MVP garnering 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist. And the Tournament MVP title was brought home by Roy Cayanan finishing with an astonishing 45 points, 15 rebounds and 1 assist.
One of the musician players, Matt Villanueva, said “What I like most is that we helped our brothers and sisters in Marawi at the same time we did enjoy the camaraderie [among participants]”.
The following sponsors and partners helped the organizers to successfully hold the first MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi tournament: The Office of Senator Angara, City Mayor Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Boyet del Rosario, Congresswoman Emi-Calixto Rubiano, Councilor Ding Santos and the members of Sangguniang Panlunsod. The event was held in partnership with Royal MNL, GlutaMAXMen, Meister Philippines, Philips Monitors, AOC Monitor, Rakista Radio, and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and in cooperation with Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit (OPM), Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino (OMP), TV5, Radyo Singko, 92.3 News FM, MYX Philippines, InqPOP, INQUIRER.net, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin Sports, Powcast.net, Billboard Philippines, Audiophile Components, PAGCOR, Wilson Sports PH, and Kambi Rallos.
The event was also supported by Frappe La Rue Philippines, Converga Asia, Inc., Studio Z Audio Productions And Recording Studios, Nice Day Coffee, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Royal Thee Bed & Breakfast Thai and Filipino Cuisine, Foldable Kahon by KahoniStan, Starmobile, The Beach Bar, Motech San Joaquin, DWDD Katropa Radio, GG Network, HWM Philippines, Speed Magazine, Techbeat Philippines, and Crib Audio Systems.
MusiKARAMAY aims to launch MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi, Season 2 a few months from now. “It will be a long rebuilding process for Marawi City, so we intend to raise more funds for them from here on and in the coming years”, Stanley Seludo said.