THE best of the best of the Premier Volleyball League slug it out one last time in its inaugural season – not for a title but for a cause when the first PVL All-Star Game is held on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
Pocari Sweat’s MVP Myla Pablo and Creamline ace setter Jia Morado banner the White team of coach Rico de Guzman while BaliPure’s Grethcel Soltones and Jasmine Nabor headline the Red squad of mentor Roger Gorayeb in the exhibition match serving as the PVL’s way of thanking its fans and supporters for a successful year-long staging of the country’s premier league.
The event is being held to raise funds for the Hero Foundation, which helps military orphans.
Pocari Sweat ruled the Reinforced Conference, BaliPure won the Open, while National University topped the Collegiate Conferences.
Completing the White team are Isa Molde of UP, Nicole Tiamzon and Sue Roces of Perlas Banko, Air Force’s Joy Cases, Pocari’s Jeanette Panaga, Gyzelle Sy, Elaine Kasilag and Melissa Gohing, Bea de Leon of Ateneo and Creamline’s Pau Soriano.
Also in the Red squad are BaliPure’s Jerilli Malabanan. Risa Sato, Alyssa Eroa and Aiko Urdas, UP’s Diana Carlos, Creamline’s Aurea Racraquin, Perlas Banko’s Kathy Bersola, Amy Ahomiro and Jem Ferrer.
The match is set at 6 p.m.
Also on tap is the men’s All-Star at 3:30 p.m. with Cignal’s Mark Alfafara, Lorenzo Capate, Rex Intal, Ysay Marasigan and Peter Torres leading the Blue team of coach Oliver Almadro and Air Force’s Edwin Tolentino, Fauzi Ismail, Ranran Abdilla, Kim Malabungan and Rodolfo Labrador making up the Yellow squad of coach Rhovyl Verayo.
An autograph signing and photo session with the volley stars is set 1:30 p.m. for ringside and lower box ticket holders.
Patron tickets are priced P400, premium lower box at P300, lower box P200 and bleachers P50.