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06.17.17 | TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure | Robinsons Place Antipolo

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It’s time to lace up and run with the whole tropa as TNT mounts the first ever Tropa Speed Appventure at Robinsons Place Antipolo on June 17, Saturday.

A race perfect for every tropa, the TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure includes 3K, 5K, and 10K categories that feature fun obstacles inspired by today’s hottest tropa apps, such as Facebook, Instagram, Mobile Legends, Viber, and YouTube. The exciting race also features a Tropa Hub and surprise celebrities.

The race is open to all for a minimal fee, and you can join by registering online at tntph.com/pages/tropa-trip.

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Every TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure participant gets a race kit inclusive of a TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure race singlet, bib and guide.

The fun-filled race starts at 5:30 a.m. for the 10K category; 5:45 a.m. for the 5K category; and 6:00 a.m for the 3K category, and top race finishers will take home a brand new smartphone and other exciting prizes.

With the Tropa Run Speed Appventure, TNT celebrates its improved LTE coverage in Rizal, allowing subscribers to enjoy all their favorite apps powered by the new super speed TNT LTE SIM.

Register now and stay updated on TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure and other exciting TNT promos and events by following TNT’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TNTph) and Instagram (@TNTph).

RACE BIB DESIGNS for 3K, 5K, and 10K categories

 

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UNLIMITED YOUTH: SISTER MADONNA BUDER

August 20, 2016 Leave a comment

The “Unlimited Youth” film is the latest installment in the Nike “Unlimited” Campaign, which includes the “Unlimited Courage” film, “Unlimited You” film, the company’s recent series of athlete shorts and more, with more to come through the month of August, hails both the everyday athletes and the champion athletes who regularly push their limits — and who are poised to prove their unlimited potential this summer and beyond.

“Unlimited Youth” celebrates an extraordinary athlete, Sister Madonna Buder, and her determination to defy conventional conceptions of age.

When Sister Madonna Buder needed a little extra oomph to complete her first IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon in Hawaii, she predictably channeled the divine. “I thought of the finish line as the entrance to the final finish line, into the Pearly Gates,” she recalls. “That’s what drew me to [it].”

Sister Buder completed that race in 1985, at the age 65. At 75, the American nun became the oldest woman to ever complete an IRONMAN triathlon. At 82, she set a world record as the oldest IRONMAN triathlon competitor. Today, at 86 years old, she has completed over 40 IRONMAN races, each comprising of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. Her steely resolve has earned her the epithet the “Iron Nun.” Along the way she’s had some setbacks — missing a race finish by a matter of seconds, multiple broken bones, wetsuit issues — but, she proclaims, “The only failure is not to try, because your effort in itself is a success.”

Sister Buder’s introduction to sport came just seven years before her first race in Hawaii, when she attended a workshop on the Oregon Coast that was led by a priest who championed running as a way to harmonize the mind, body and soul. Sister Buder took this creed to the extreme, burning out on the sport before discovering the variety of the triathlon. “That was the salvation,” she declares. Her physical endurance she attributes to listening to her body and maintaining a positive mindset.

“You carry your attitude with you,” Sister Buder elaborates. “You either achieve or you self-destruct. If you think positively, you can even turn a negative into a positive.” Along with this spiritual guidance, she imparts simple, yet easily applicable performance advice to younger athletes: “One step at a time makes a marathon.”

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES DANCERS AND L.A. CLIPPERS MASCOT CHUCK THE CONDOR BRING FUN AND EXCITEMENT TO NBA 3X PHILIPPINES PRESENTED BY PANASONIC

August 20, 2016 Leave a comment

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If you want to feel how an NBA game atmosphere is like, head on out to NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from August 19-21, 2016.

This year, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers—Ariel, Ashley, Courtney, Demi, Dua and McKenna—bring their high energy, fierce routines and spirited numbers on the dance floor. Beyond being eye-catching entertainers, they will show you that they are also certified athletes. L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck the Condor will also spread good vibes to the MOA audience by dancing, dunking and spreading the enthusiasm all around.

The Timberwolves Dancers and L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck will join Michael Carter-Williams of the Milwaukee Bucks and interact with basketball fans of all ages at the sixth consecutive staging of NBA 3X Philippines. The event will showcase authentic NBA entertainment, and will be highlighted by a 3-on-3 tournament featuring 200 men’s and women’s teams from all over the country.

The competitive 3-on-3 tournament includes divisions for boys (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category), girls (under-16 and open category) and the invitation only Celebrity Division. The Celebrity Division in the 3-on-3 tournament will bring together well-known local screen and TV personalities who will bring their games to the court.

Free fan activities include shooting and passing stations; NBA 3X Halftime, and many more. Families and mallgoers can also watch performances by DJs, join fun activities at partner booths, and enjoy celebrity sightings.

The official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic include CloudFone, Globe Telecom, Touch Mobile, and Sprite, with SM Mall of Asia and Spalding serving as Supporting Partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV.

For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2016 and to register for the 3-on-3 tournament, log on to www.nba3x.com/philippines. Fans can also get event updates by following the NBA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nba_philippines and through Facebook at www.facebook.com/nba3xasia and www.facebook.com/philsnba. For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation

Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC), with factories located in Taytay, Rizal and in Sta. Rosa, Laguna is a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical appliances, other types of machines, parts and components and related products bearing the brand name, “Panasonic” in the Philippines. PMPC primarily manufactures refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and electric fans. The company has a wide base of sales, distribution, and service centers strategically located at key municipalities, cities, and provinces all over the Philippines. PMPC posted a sales performance of 8.7 billion pesos for the year ended March 31, 2016. For more information about the company, please visit PMPC’s website at http://www.panasonic.com/ph.

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Contacts
Jandric Lim, NBA Philippines, +63917 6216546, jlim@nba.com
Tessa Jazmines, NBA Philippines PR, +632-929-4726, tessa@larcandasset.com
Chino Galicia, Panasonic, +632-635-2260 loc. 6214, chino.galicia@ph.panasonic.com

Nike Air Presto’s 2016 Comeback

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Originally released in 2000, the Nike Air Presto became famous for its irreverent advertising, alpha sizing, ultimate comfort and ahead-of-its-time sock-like construction.

In the decade and a half since, the shoe has transcended performance running to become a sport-style fixture. Now, 16 years after its introduction, Nike is updating the icon with new materials and technology to create the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit.

The shoe’s signature adaptable upper becomes even more pronounced through the use of Flyknit, which delivers stretch in the collar, ventilation in the toe and tongue, and support in the heel and underneath the toecap.

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In another first for the Presto franchise, the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit features a mid-cut collar, which lends a modern aesthetic. The TPU cage is reengineered to fit the Flyknit upper, while the ultra tooling with rubber in high-contact wear areas improves comfort and durability.

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The Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit will be available at the following stores starting May 5 at PhP 8,095 SRP:

  • Nike Park BGC
  • Nike Stadium Glorietta
  • Commonwealth
  • Sole Academy BGC
  • Sole Academy Alabang Town Center
  • Sole Academy Trinoma
  • Capital UP Town Center

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About NIKE, Inc.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, distributes and licenses casual sneakers, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs and distributes a line of action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE, Inc.’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at http://investors.nike.com and individuals can follow @Nike.

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

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The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati on April 9 and 10.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

It is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Don Bosco Institute in Makati or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.

 

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

 

This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

 

Other than Manila, the Regional Selection Camps were also held at Davao City, Cebu City and Baguio City.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

 

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

 

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

 

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

Athletics National Open Attracts Top Athletes

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PATAFA President, Dr. Philip Ella Juico (Center), during the National Open press conference. With him are (L-R), Robert De Vera (Milo Sports), Nonoy Unso (PATAFA Sec. Gen.), Caleb Stuart (2015 Southeast Asian Games Hammer Throw record holder) and Christoper Ulboc (Steeplechase)

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Anticipation for the 2016 Ayala Philippine National Open Invitational Athletics Championships is reaching fever-pitch. Over 1,000 athletes have already signed up for the annual athletics meet organized by the PATAFA.

This year’s version of the National open is unique in many ways. First, this year’s championships year marks the forging of a long-term partnership between Ayala Corporation and the PATAFA, after long hours of comprehensive discussions. Hence, the 2016 edition is billed the Ayala Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships. In addition, this year’s National Open returns to the Philippine capital, the hub of athletics in the country. The three-day scorching, live, action-packed competition will be held on April 7, 8, and 9 in PhilSports (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig. It will be open to the public.

The competition will kick off at daybreak on April 7 then culminate on April 9 by 5:00pm. On each day, competitions will start at 6 AM and then have a 6-hour mid-day break and resume at 4 P.M. to end at 8 P.M. The six-hour break is to give the competitors and technical officials a respite from the extreme summer heat and to follow international conventional practice

The 2016 Open is anticipated to be a tightly contested championships as the July 11 deadline for the submission of Olympic qualifiers draws near. The championships will showcase the athletic prowess of current members of the national athletics team pitted against the best of the best across the archipelago. This year, expected to provide tough competition are over 1,000 up-and-coming and powerhouse track and field athletes all over the Philippines plus invited young and top-notch athletes from neighboring Asian countries such as South Korea, Malaysia (expected to field teams from Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah), Singapore, Hong Kong, Guam, Brunei and Mongolia. The Philippines will, on the other hand, field entries from the national team, the national training pool and collegiate leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, SCUAA.

Interest will also be focused on Fil-American standouts from the national team and a new batch of crack Fil-heritage athletes, who have served notice of their desire to participate in the three-day event as part of their plan to join the national team. As members of the national team they will have a shot at competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics and succeeding competitions like the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia, the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines and the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

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Leading the Fil-Am charge are Rio Olympics qualifier Eric Cray who will see action in the 100m and 400m Hurdles and currently ranks 38th in the world; Caleb Stuart, the 2015 Southeast Asian Games Hammer Throw record holder; and, Donovant Arriola, bronze medalist in Long Jump in the Singapore SEA Games. A returnee to the Open is Brandon Thomas who has joined Eric Cray as the latter’s training partner in Texas. Thomas, who competed in the 2015 National Open in Sta Cruz, Laguna, can run a time good enough to qualify for the 7th Asian Indoor Championship in Doha, Qatar, and hopefully, the World indoors (in Eugene, Oregon). Thomas will compete in the 100 and 200 meter runs.

Hopes are high that a good number of Philippine athletes, with its formidable squad of young and experienced home grown and overseas-trained athletes, will spring surprises in delivering record setting performances in this year’s Open.

A host of crack tracksters from across Asia and the Pacific are expected to mount stiff opposition to the Philippine athletes. Worth anticipating are the performances of Lee Gyu Hyeong and Kim So Yeon from South Korea, and Shanti Pereira of Singapore for the sprints, and Muhd Mat Hasan, Rayzam Wan Sofian, and Raja Azhar of Malaysia in the hurdles event.

Who to watch out for in the 2016 APNOIAC

Aside from Cray and Stuart, local athletics stalwarts may spring some sizzling athletics performances in the upcoming championships. Marestella Torres, at 35, and probably maybe one of the oldest contenders in the competition, is still expected to perform creditably. Torres holds both the RP and SEA Games records in Long Jump at 6.71m. She will compete in the same event on April 7 in pursuit of a Rio Olympics slot. This may also be her swansong to top-level athletics.

At the other end of the age spectrum is Ernest John (EJ) Obiena, one of the youngest members of Team Pilipinas Athletics. EJ, at 20 years old, now holds the distinction of setting the year’s best in Southeast Asia for Pole Vault with a record of 5.60m, 10cm short of the 5.70m Olympic qualifying mark. EJ recently barged into the top 100 pole vaulters in global tanking. He is expected to meet strong opposition from his Thai nemesis in the 2015 SEA Games. Also worth anticipating is Christopher Ulboc, reprising his 3000m Steeplechase SEA Games winning run. In a dramatic fashion, Ulboc pulled off a last minute finishing kick in his bread-and-butter event to cop the fifth gold medal for the Philippines in the Singapore SEA Games last year. Ulboc competes in the 3000m Steeplechase on April 8.

The 2016 Ayala Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships is title-sponsored by the Ayala Corporation, co-presented by Milo Nutri-up and the PATAFA supported in part by the Philippine Sports Commission and the IAAF with major sponsors Foton Philippines, PCSO, Summit Natural Drinking Water, Appeton, Asics Watch, L TimeStudio, and media partners Business Mirror, Business Mirror Health & Fitness Magazine, and the official radio station Mellow 94.7.

 

NIKE UNVEILS A WAVE OF INNOVATION THAT DEFINES THE FUTURE OF SPORT

March 21, 2016 Leave a comment

New breakthroughs in performance innovation feature adaptive lacing, the next generation of Nike Air, and Nike+: the all-access pass to your potential

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March 17, 2016 – Today, NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE), the world’s largest and most innovative sports brand, revealed the future of sport, highlighted by the groundbreaking “adaptive lacing” platform, as well as a pioneering football (soccer) technology that separates mud from cleats and transformations in the celebrated innovations of Nike Air and Nike Flyknit that reinvent modern footwear design.

NIKE, Inc. President & CEO Mark Parker, at a global event in New York City, debuted these innovations and unveiled the new Nike+ app, the all-access pass for athletes to reach their potential. The app connects athletes with Nike’s most-coveted products and services in a simple, seamless way.

The new Nike+ delivers a personal store, on-demand coaching and the best of Nike at your fingertips. These features come to life through a personal feed that recommends products tailored to you, coaching for all levels that adapts to your performance and schedule, and a connection to the endless motivation found in the world of Nike’s in-person experiences.

“Today showcases a breadth of innovation that only Nike can deliver,” said Parker. “It represents a fundamental shift in how we serve the athlete. We’ve entered a new era of personalized performance. Athletes want more than a dashboard and data – they want a more personal relationship, one that gives them real solutions and total access to the best product and services.”

The groundbreaking products unveiled by Parker represent Nike’s relentless drive to exceed athletes’ expectations:

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0: Ushering in this new era of personalized performance, HyperAdapt is the first-ever step in the concept of “adaptive lacing.” It delivers a precise fit that can be adjusted to the changing needs of the game. Through this pioneering innovation, Nike offers a glimpse into the future of footwear. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be exclusively available to purchase through the new Nike+ app.

Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit: Since the advent of the Air platform 40 years ago, designers required foam and rubber to separate the Air and the foot for support and traction purposes. No longer. Today, thanks to years of research, these barriers can be removed to create maximum feel and efficiency for runners. With simply a Nike Flyknit upper and Nike Air, the Nike Air VaporMax reimagines how footwear is made and offers athletes the purest cushioning ever created.

Nike Anti-Clog Traction: Mud is the opponent of speed. Nike Anti-Clog Traction helps prevent mud from sticking to the bottom of football boots (cleats) with a new adaptive polymer. This premium traction helps players avoid the slips and excess weight that can separate victory from defeat by offering no distractions in all conditions. Anti-Clog is Nike’s latest intersection of sport and science at the molecular level, as it solves for the problems that athletes have long thought unsolvable.

Nike Flyknit: The Nike Flyknit platform continues to accelerate its power as it rewrites the rules of performance engineering. Today, Nike Flyknit is available in all sports for all athletes in all conditions, a quantum leap forward for a technology which four years ago launched solely for marathoners. The combinations of yarns and digital knitting techniques that make up Flyknit now offer athletes stronger and more weatherproof options, as Nike continues to explore this groundbreaking technology’s infinite possibilities to solve the world of sport’s greatest challenges.

As part of the event, Parker also discussed Nike’s design philosophy of creating footwear and apparel through an approach of head-to-toe product integration. Known as “System of Performance,” this philosophy obsesses the edges and seams that connect products to each other – always designing for athletes in motion. More information on System of Performance is expected to be released during the second day of the event.

Visit Nike News at news.nike.com for product release date information. The new Nike+ app will be available in June.

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More Nike Innovation Summit 2016 stories and information here: http://news.nike.com/

About NIKE, Inc.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, distributes and licenses casual sneakers, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs and distributes a line of action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE, Inc.’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at http://investors.nike.com and individuals can follow @Nike.