Friday, August 17, 2012

BPO teams hold fund-raising tourney for Baby Gab

THE local corporate football community is coming together to help a fellow member.

This Sunday, 13 companies from the BPO industry will field 19 teams for the the one day tournament Football for Gab, aimed at raising funds to help in the surgery of nine-month old Baby Gab, at the Don Bosco Technological Center in Labangon.

Tournament director Limhar Baunsit, a Queen City United player in the United Football League, said 13 teams have joined the tournament and they are hoping to raise P800,000 to P1 million.

“Baby Gabriel is nine months old and the son of my officemate in NCR. He was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot and through football, we are helping the parents of baby Gariel in our little way,” Baunsit said in a text message to Sun.Star Cebu.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services website, Tetralogy of Fallot “is a rare, complex heart defect that occurs in about five out of every 10,000 babies.”

Baunsit the Cebu Football Association has sanctioned their activity.

Quisido said as part of CFA’s support, they have exempted the tournament from paying
the sanction fees.

Baunsit said the P2,000 registration fee and the 10 percent from the concessionaires income will go to the fund-raising campaign.

Homeless World Cup

The companies that have signed up for the event are Xlibris, Convergys, Timex, NCR, Lear, NKC, NEC, HP01, Lexmark, Accenture, Stream, Teletech, Aegis PS (UEAFA) and E-Performax.

There will be a men’s and women’s division, with the men’s teams divided into two groups.

Group A will have LEar FC, Convergys A, XLibris and Timex A, while Group B will have Convergys B, Stream, Timex B, NCR B and Aegis PS.

The ladies division will have Lexmark, Accenture, Convergys, Lear FC and NCR FC.

Meanwhile, in another boost for local football, the Philippine Team to the Homeless World Cup in Mexico has included two Cebuanos for this year’s tournament in October.

Eddie Alivio and Kalvin Panares of the Don Bosco Boys Home in Liloan made the eight-man team together with Rally Wapson, a fisherman from Dagupan, Nicho Jardin, a farmer from Quezon, Arturo Estuaria, a construction worker from Manila.

The other members are Raymond Intende of the Manila Boys Town, Jerwin Papiona and John Paul Cordero, who are both from Samar-Leyte Center for Change. The head coach is Rudy del Rosario.

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