UNTV Cup Basketball League Season 2
About the Event
UNTV Cup, the advocacy that was able to unite different government agencies and local celebrities to play the game of basketball to support a cause, will return earlier this year for its second season run on February 11 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
“UNTV Cup is one of the projects we came up with since we know a lot of people in the government agencies as well as celebrities who are fond of playing basketball. But this time, they’ll be playing for a better cause,” UNTV CEO Daniel Razon said.
During the first season, seven teams played to win the top prize of P1-million for their chosen charity.
Players included high-ranking officials from the Supreme Court (Team Judiciary), Armed Forces of the Philippines (Team AFP), Philippine National Police (Team PNP) and Philhealth.
Officials from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Congress and some local government units (Congress-LGU), also took part in Season 1 of UNTV Cup.
UNTV CUP Season 1 Champion Team Judiciary selected the Bohol earthquake and Mindanao war victims to receive their million-peso cash prize.
Team PNP, meanwhile, donated its second-place cash prize of P500,000 to the Masonic Charities for Crippled Children.
For the second season, ten (10) teams are set to take part in this charity ball game i.e. Judiciary, PNP, AFP, PhilHealth, MMDA, DOJ, Congress, LGU, Senate and the Malacanan Team.
Before becoming a basketball league, UNTV Cup has its roots in the “Sing and Shoot” exhibition game, where public servants and local celebrities took part to the benefit game.
Proceeds from the first two “Sing and Shoot” editions were used to fund the education of hundreds of scholars at La Verdad Christian College in Caloocan City branch.
Projects that Kuya Daniel supports through UNTV are causes that require long-term assistance, such as free education program, operation of a transient home in Quezon City, daily medical health mission and legal assistance for free.