For the second straight season, the Shakey’s Super League raised a huge sum of proceeds through its Collegiate Pre-Season Championship games to be shared by all the participating schools for the benefit of their respective athletic programs.
The SSL, through the Super League Bundle of its patrons dedicated to the schools, amassed a whopping donation of P11,983,800 this season after raising more than P8 million for its inaugural tournament last year.
The collection came from patrons of Shakey’s Pizza nationwide, who in every order of Super League Bundle all-year long will have P50 of the P1,499 feast promo dedicated to their chosen school.
From the 16 participating colleges, SSL fourth-placer Adamson received the most donations amounting to P1,390,200 while back-to-back champions National University, Jose Rizal University and Arellano University pocketed more than P900,000 each.
Lyceum of the Philippines University got more than P800,000, Ateneo de Manila University, bronze-medalist Far Eastern University and Emilio Aguinaldo College with more than P700,000 apiece, and Mapua University, University of the East and silver-medalist University of Santo Tomas with more than P600,000 each.
University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Letran College, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, College of Saint Benilde and San Beda University were given more than P500,000 each.
Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc., president and chief executive officer Vic Gregorio personally handed the checks to coaches and school officials, who are set to spend it for their respective training camps as well as for the improvement of their gyms and equipment.
“We made a commitment to ourselves that we will help volleyball no matter what. We’re lucky and privileged to be of help but this amount also came from Shakey’s patrons,” said Gregorio, who was joined by general manager Jorge Concepcion with ACES president Dr. Ian Laurel and director Ariel Paredes.