Almost 2 days is counting for the upcoming UAAP Season 75 Opening Ceremony, but the University of the Philippines Athletic Men’s Volleyball is still looking for some good hands that will help them to continue giving grace to it’s University. Despite of it, the Atleta ng Bayan is more vigorous while facing this catastrophic financial aid that will give them enough chance to pursue their career in UAAP.
University of the Philippines Men’s Volleyball Team (UPMVT)
The UPMVT needs help!
by Mico Lucindo
The UP Men’s Volleyball Team (UPMVT) is a group of highly-motivated, energetic and committed young students from the University of the Philippines. Despite the lack of adequate financial and emotional support, the team has placed in the top four of the annual UAAP competitions most of the time for the past few years.
Despite its modest achievements, the team does not have major sponsors. Oftentimes, team members are forced to fend for themselves due to lack of funds. During the last University Games, the UPMVT members had to pay for their own plane ticket uniform and food expenses. Not everyone was able to raise funds. As a result, the UPMVT was unable to compete as a full team.
The UPMVT is also lacking in athletic gears and supplies. Shoes would normally arrive a semester after the UAAP competitions. There is no regular bus service for the team. Most of the time, team members take jeeps, buses, pedicabs and tricycles on their way to each UAAP game. Even more sadly, team members recruited from far-flung provinces could not readily find a lodging house inside the university.
The UPMVT is appealing to generous individuals, companies and institutions to assist the team in fulfilling its task to representing the University of the Philippines with the best of its abilities as varsity athletes. The team needs adequate monetary support for the ticket fare of its members for the annual National UNIVERSITY Games, the registration fees of the team during pre-season leagues, and for its regular meals. The team also needs volleyball supplies (uniforms, shoes, jacket, bag, towel, volleyball net and volleyball balls).
The University of the Philippines, through UP Diliman’s College of Human Kinetics (CHK), does not receive adequate support from the national government to finance the operations of its varsity teams. Despite a general lack of basic training equipment and facilities (e.g., (Uniform, shoes, jacket, bag, towel, volleyball net and volleyball balls, drinking water etc.), it is amazing how the UPMVT managed to stay in the race.
As we continue to strive to bring honor and pride to our country’s national university, while promoting the values we learned from our sport, we would like to ask for your generous support during the 2012-2013 UAAP volleyball season. Your donations will not only help us monetarily. It will also boost team morale as well.
Should you wish to give a monetary donation of any amount, you can arrange for the pickup of your pledges. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact: Mico Lucindo, (Team Captain) at 0922-8144975 / 0935-3000508 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
DOMINICO MARANAN LUCINDO