Globe Telecom to hold the Globe Football Para sa Bayan Mini Festival on October 26 at DLSU Zobel Global Football Field in Ayala Alabang. This event gathers the country’s Football icons in helping youth and nation-building.
“We want to capitalize on the sport of football as an intervention tool for children in underserved communities. Sports is a way to develop the children’s well-being and may also open doors for them to a better life,” said Fernando Esguerra, Globe OIC for Corporate Social Responsibility.
The one day celebration will be front-lined by Azkals Team Captain and Globe Ambassador Chieffy Caligdong together with his teammates in Green Archers United, one of the most competitive teams in the United Football League. Joining them are members of the women’s national football team, more commonly known as Malditas and teen varsity football players from La Salle Zobel and La Salle Greenhills.
The pool of committed coaches and football mentors will facilitate drills and scrimmages for six football communities catering to disadvantaged children, namely: Gawad Kalinga FC, Dream Big Pilipinas FA, Futkal FC, Payatas FC, Muntinlupa United FC, and Pinay FC.
Globe Football Para Sa Bayan Mini Fest is a soft launch and preview to the year-round football campaign of the company in 2014 which will be composed of all partners working together to bring the program around the country to impact nation-building in a big way.
Football is just the first step in Globe sports advocacy as the company continues to develop various sports programs for its CSR communities.
Earlier, Globe officially unveiled its sports advocacy program, Globe Sports, by announcing its full support for Malditas and Muzang, the Philippine national futsal team.
Prior to the official launching of its sports advocacy, Globe also sponsored GAU FC in the United Football League, DLSU Greenhills Football Team, and a number of futsal tournaments.
By backing the Malditas and Muzang together with GAUC FC and DLSU Football Team, Globe becomes the biggest stakeholder of football in the Philippines. The said football teams will also carry the “Globe Football Para sa Bayan” as their CSR football advocacy.