THE newest sports management agency in the country has promised to give Filipino athletes opportunities outside of their playing career and let them spread their wings.
Virtual Sports Inc. owner Dondon Montiverde said the firm was primarily built to make players under their care become well-rounded individuals and step out of their comfort zone.
“We believe our athletes can play at the highest level, and at the same time, tap into their other talents,” said Monteverde, known in the entertainment industry as the son of popular producer 'Mother Lily.'
“This is more than just basketball and sports. We make sure we assist and support them in pursuing their other passions,” Monteverde said.
Aside from Monteverde, also part of Virtual Sports Inc., which was was formally launched on Thursday night at its office in Bonifacio Global City, are chief executive director Charlie Dy and managing directors Edgar Tan and Paula Punla.
Dy, one of the top basketball agents today, said he teamed up with Monteverde to give his players good opportunities outside of basketball.
“Nakita ko ‘yung opportunity sa mga players. Maraming mga players na nagtatanong, what they can do during the offseason. We know that basketball is a short career so lahat sila looking forward to do other stuff,” said Dy, a former high school champion coach.
Among the players under Virtual Sports are San Mig Coffee’s James Yap, Talk ‘N Text’s Jimmy Alapag, Barangay Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter, and Rain or Shine’s Jeric Teng.
Jeron Teng of La Salle, Bobby Ray Parks of National University, Baser Amer of San Beda, and Kevin Alas of Gilas cadets and NLEX are also under the sports management agency.