MVP Cup 2024: One Invitational two-day tournament to bolster grassroots golf initiative

Smart Infinity, the premium postpaid brand of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) kicks off the summer by treating its members to a memorable and exclusive two-day golf tournament at the recent MVP Cup 2024: One Invitational held at the Manila Golf and Country Club.

As part of Smart Infinity’s initiatives to achieve meaningful connections and impact change by inspiring athletes of all ages, the MVP Cup 2024 tournament allowed members and movers of the golf industry to support the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF), the main beneficiary of the tournament, to champion grassroots golf in the Philippines.

Among those in attendance were former Senator and Infinity member Senator Tito Sotto; actors Derek Ramsay, Aga Muhlach, John Estrada; Coach Jojo Lastimosa, TNT Coach Chot Reyes, Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Richard Bachmann, and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Executive Director Erika Dy; public servants Leyte 4th District Representative Richard Gomez, and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora; along with PLDT and Smart executives.

Supporting grassroots golf programs

In celebration of the MVP Cup’s 20th anniversary, Smart Infinity, alongside PLDT and PLDT Enterprise, mounted the tournament to help promote golf in the Philippines and further support the grassroots programs of the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) in developing local athletes.

“Smart has been known to champion sports and help support athletes from the grassroots to the professional level. We wanted to do the same thing with golf by extending support to the NGAP,” said Alex O. Caeg, Head of Smart Consumer Wireless Business.

“It’s always a good feeling to be able to give back to the sports community,” added Kristine A. Go, SVP for Smart Consumer Wireless Business. “Platforms such as the MVP Cup goes beyond celebrating individual achievements. It’s a chance to nourish relationships with our customers and drive positive change in the process.”

Over 400 participants contributed via the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) a total of P350,000 to NGAP. The symbolic check was presented during the fellowship night hosted by the PLDT Group officials led by PLDT chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan.

“Smart Infinity is thrilled to have brought together a select group of individuals for an unparalleled golfing experience at the MVP Cup 2024. It was an event that epitomized the essence of community, offering our members not just a day of exceptional golf but also the opportunity to be part of a larger narrative of success and philanthropy,” said Shing Dimagiba, VP and Head of Smart Postpaid Marketing.

More than just a golf tournament

The MVP Cup 2024 was more than just a golf tournament; it was a gateway to forge lasting connections of like-minded individuals. Participants enjoyed a day of top-tier golfing while being immersed in an environment that encouraged the exchange of ideas, experiences, and opportunities, extending the spirit of competition and camaraderie well beyond the golf course.

By participating, attendees contributed to a cause that champions the growth and development of Filipino athletes, highlighting Smart Infinity’s dedication to nurturing talent and promoting social responsibility among its exclusive community. Moreover, the tournament is a testament to the brand’s commitment to world-class experiences that elevate their lifestyle and empower them to make an impact in society.

Smart Infinity is powered by Smart’s world-class mobile network, which was recently recognized by independent analytics firm Opensignal for delivering the Best 5G Coverage and the Best 5G Availability in the Philippines.

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