CHOOKS-To-Go’s mission of helping promote nationalism through sports got added dimension with its recently inked partnership with the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).
Formally unveiled on Tuesday at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City, Chooks-To-Go hopes that through its tie-up with the burgeoning basketball league its “Manok ng Bayan” push gets to reach more people, instilling nationalism and improving one’s life through sports.
Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) President Ronald Mascariñas said they are very excited with their coming together with the MPBL, describing it as a “formidable” partnership anchored on a shared vision of excellence, integrity and love of country.
The partnership is for five seasons with Chooks-To-Go vowing to help the MPBL grow the league than what it is today.
“The MPBL is the true home of the Manok ng Bayan, we are committed to sponsor this league for five years,” said Mr. Mascariñas during his speech at the launch of their partnership with the MPBL.
Since 2016, Chooks-To-Go has been sponsoring a number of athletes and sports — basketball, volleyball, chess and triathlon.
In 3×3 basketball it has done a lot in gaining for the country a chance to make it to the Olympics next year through steady tournaments locally and helping athletes compete in tournaments abroad.
For MPBL founder and owner Manny Pacquiao, the entry of Chooks-To-Go into the league as a partner is a welcome development and a recognition of their efforts as an organization since setting up shop in 2017.
“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 (Chooks-To-Go), we will be able to help more Filipinos,” Mr. Pacquiao said.
Adding, “This is just the beginning of a strong and long partnership between the MPBL and Chooks-to-Go.”
As a league, the MPBL has 31 teams competing, representing different parts of the country.
League officials said that more teams could be added as the MPBL moves forward. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo