World-ranked #2 pole vaulter EJ Obiena launched his fundraising initiative, “Katapulting an Athlete’s Dream,” to help Filipino pole vaulters by creating pole vault training pits across the country.
Fresh from his win at the 19th Asian Games, Obiena is back in Manila to spread the word about his mission to give back to the country and the sport that made him a global icon.
Obiena is partnering with Katapult Digital, a Marketing Technology agency with offices based in the Philippines, Singapore, and Dubai, to auction off his kits from the 2023 Asian Games and Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, his SEA Games custom Puma spikes, and his World Championship Puma suit.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the “Katapulting an Athlete’s Dream” initiative.
“I believe the Filipinos can win at a global level but we can’t do this alone”, Obiena says about the communal effort it takes to elevate athletes to world-class status. “The Philippine pole vaulting community holds much potential. All stakeholders and supporters need to band together to maximize the possibilities,” he stated.
“EJ Obiena inspires and reminds us that the Philippines is truly world class when it comes to talent”, Francis Uy, CEO of Katapult Digital, said in fully supporting Obiena’s fundraising efforts.