Rewards up for every Gilas win in FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018
MANILA, Philippines – If fighting for flag and country isn't enough motivation for the Philippine men's 3x3 basketball team, one of the chief backers of the team throws in another incentive.
On top of the event sponsorship, Chooks-to-Go has just committed to reward the Gilas 3x3 team of Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, Christian Standhardinger, and Stanley Pringle a "substantial amount" in every win they would tally in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
"This is just our way of showing appreciation for the sacrifices made by our players," said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas. "Imagine, for the past few weeks, they've been practicing twice a day.
"Their efforts should be rewarded," he added.
The Philippines, the 19th-seed in the tournament, is bundled with Russia (3rd), Brazil (8th), Mongolia (11th), and Canada (14th) in Pool C. The top two teams in each group will advance to the knockout playoffs.
Though Mascariñas did not disclose the exact amount of the incentive, but hinted: "If we give away more than P2 million on top of our sponsorship, ibig sabihin nun nag-champion na tayo (it means we won the championship)."
The Philippines kicks off its campaign against Brazil on Saturday, June 9 at 3:10pm. – Rappler.com