THE Shakey’s V-League All-Star Weekend powered by Smart unwraps on Saturday with a day-long camp among players and enthusiasts nine to 17 years old with the All Star game set on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.
All the players seeing action in the All Star game will be sharing their expertise on various aspects of the game, including digging, setting, spiking and serving, with the 80 participants in the camp to be divided into two sessions. The first set is at 9 a.m. and the next at 1 p.m.
Listup starts at 7 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis with fee pegged at P200 per session, inclusive of a camp shirt. A mini-tournament among campers will be held after the clinics.
The first-ever All Star Weekend highlights the Shakey’s V-League milestone 10th season with the event also serving as a fund-raiser for victims of super typhoon Yolanda, according to the sponsoring Shakey’s and Smart Communications and the organizing Sports Vision.
Rachel Ann Daquis, Aiza Maizo, Dindin Santiago and Jovelyn Gonzaga will be among those who will conduct the clinic with Daquis and Maizo headlining Team Shakey’s and Santiago and Gonzaga bannering Team Smart in Sunday's All Star Game of the event backed by Mikasa and Accel.
Others joining the clinics are Suzanne Roces, Angeli Tabaquero, Mary Jean Balse, Michelle Carolino, Angelique Dionela, Rubie de Leon, Maureen Penetrante-Ouano and Tina Salak of Team Shakey’s and Team Smart’s Maru Banaticla, Jamenea Ferrer, Jennelyn Reyes, Gretchel Soltones, Fille Cainglet, Pau Soriano, Alyssa Valdez and Charo Soriano.
Nestor Pamilar will handle the Shakey’s squad while Smart will be mentored by Roger Gorayeb.
Tickets for Saturday's clinics are pegged at P50 (free seating) and will be available at The Arena gates starting at 7 a.m. while tickets for the All Star Game will be P350 (ringside), P250 (lower box) and P100 (upper box) for the whole day affair and P300, P200 and P50, respectively, for the afternoon activities.
Meanwhile, The All Star Game will be spiced up with the participation of GMA talents, including Bettina Carlos, LJ Reyes, Lala Roque, Vonne Aquino, Raffy Tima and Dano Tingcungco.