CHOOKS-TO-GO entered into a long-term partnership with the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League yesterday.
The agreement was unveiled at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, exactly a week ahead of league owner Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s 41st birthday.
“Dahil ang MPBL ang tunay na tahanan ng mga Manok ng Bayan, we are committed to sponsor this league for five years,” said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas.
Since 2016, Chooks-to-Go has been supporting numerous athletes, sports, and league in its effort to help promote nationalism through sports. Pacquiao founded the MPBL to give a new avenue for Filipino basketball player to showcase their talents. From 10 teams in its first season, the league has expanded to 31 teams.
“This is the beginning of a strong and long partnership between the MPBL and Chooks-to-Go. We all know that Chooks-to-Go has been helping in sports development. Helping us is their way of helping a very successful business venture for me,” Pacquiao said.
“As the father of the MPBL, I’m very happy that Chooks-to-Go has recognized the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League as a solid league with a bright future ahead of it. It is integral in MPBL’s vision to be the league for every Filipino. And with you, we will be able to help more Filipinos.”
Also gracing the event were Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas director of operations Butch Antonio, International Basketball Federation Legal Commission chairman Aga Francisco, BAVI chairman Tennyson Chen, MPBL governor and Pampanga Rep. Dong Gonzales, Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 league commissioner Eric Altamirano, and former Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes.
Mascariñas looks to use the MPBL’s machinery to promote his mission, calling all the 31 teams to help them as well.