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MVP Cup 2024: One Invitational golf tilt fires off

MANILA, Philippines – 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 and Infinity member Sen. Tito Sotto; actors Derek Ramsay, Aga Muhlach and John Estrada; PBA legend and now Jojo Lastimosa; TNT coach Chot Reyes, Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Richard Bachmann; Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Executive Director Erika Dy; public servants Leyte 4th District Rep. Richard Gomez; and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora; along with PLDT and Smart executives.

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 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 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