The 1st UBP Unity Cup Commences

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By: Cholo Legisma - Published June 26, 2017

 

Pasig City, Metro Manila - Basketball has always served as the cornerstone of camaraderie and relationship-building amongst like-minded individuals. Through this sport most loved by Filipinos, it promotes health and well-being, and the values of teamwork and unity, above all.

Hence, the 1st UnionBank Philippines (UBP) Unity cup was born.

What started as a fundamental idea of gathering a group of clients and partner businesses finally came into fruition as teams gathered at the 6th floor of The Upper Deck Sports Center for this momentous event last June 21, 2017. 

Hosted by Mr. Noli Subing-Subing of Indra, the program kicked-off with the traditional parade of colors, which featured the six (6) participating teams - UnionBank Philippines, PCCW, Globe ISG, Indra, Questronix, and Talas SMART*.

Showing support to their respective teams, esteemed guests from these respected companies graced the hardwood, starting off with Mr. Michael Dionisio, President of Questronix, leading the opening prayer. It was then followed by the Oath of Sportsmanship led by Mr. Dave Medel of Globe ISG, and some few and inspiring words from UnionBank Philippines' own Mr. Mags Magbanua.

Attendees joined together in raising their hands for the oath of sportsmanship.

Colleagues, friends, and the like were also treated to the scintillating best muse contest that featured a special question and answer portion, where PCCW won via their thunderous cheers and applause. The opening ceremonies also featured a special 3-man skills challenge won by Globe ISG, and the three-point contest won by Indra to cap off the festivities.

The initial staging of the tournament featured the said six (6) teams who will face each other in a single round-robin. Top 4 from the eliminations will head on to the semi-finals knockout phase. The winners will then advance to the finals where the 1st UBP Unity Cup champions will be declared.

League will be organized organized and managed by Kings of the Court, and will run from June 28, 2017 until early September, 2017. Games will be held every Wednesdays at 8:30pm at The Upper Deck Sports Center.

For complete box scores, standings, and stats, the UBP Unity Cup's website is: http://kingsofthecourt.ph

 

*Talas SMART unable to attend the ceremonies, but shall be part of the 6 competing teams.