vivo Boosts Local Sports with UA&P Inter-Collegiate Futsal League Sponsorship

vivo Boosts Local Sports with UA&P Inter-Collegiate Futsal League Sponsorship

Manila, Philippines – June 3, 2024– Leading global smartphone brand vivo strengthens its commitment to health, fitness, and community engagement through a new partnership with the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). Announced on June 3, 2024, vivo joins forces with UA&P’s Physical Education (PE) Department and Men’s Futsal Varsity Team to launch the UA&P – vivo PH Inter-Collegiate Futsal League 2024.

From left to right: Kassandra Benipayo, Angelica Ysabelle Ang, and Christian Dominguez from UA&P and Liu Lu, Jhomai Canlas, and John Paul Lascano from vivo Philippines

Elevating Local Futsal with vivo’s Support

This partnership marks a significant investment in the local sports scene. vivo, already a prestigious partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and UEFA Euro 2024, extends its reach to the collegiate level, sponsoring both the UA&P Inter-Collegiate Futsal Tournament and the High 5 Men’s Open Tournament. The upcoming UA&P – vivo PH Inter-Collegiate Futsal League will run from August to December 2024, fostering competition and growth in the exciting sport of futsal.

Futsal, a Sport on the Rise

Futsal, also known as indoor football or futsal sala, is an increasingly popular fast-paced variant of football played on a hard court. vivo’s sponsorship aims to further elevate the sport’s profile in the Philippines, increasing visibility and encouraging participation at the collegiate level.

A Ceremony of Partnership

The official signing ceremony solidified the collaboration between UA&P and vivo. UA&P representatives included Tournament Director and UA&P Team Manager Angelica Ysabelle Ang, Tournament Chair and PE Department Head Christian Dominguez, and Team Manager Kassandra Benipayo. vivo Philippines was represented by Brand Marketing Department Head Liu Lu. In a symbolic gesture, both parties exchanged emblematic mascots – Little V for vivo and Uappy the Dragon for UA&P.

vivo’s Commitment to Community

Liu Lu expressed vivo’s excitement about the partnership: “We at vivo are thrilled to support the UA&P Men’s Futsal Varsity Team. This collaboration embodies our dedication to fostering sportsmanship and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. We look forward to the positive impact this tournament will have on the collegiate sports community.”

The event also offered an opportunity for futsal players to experience vivo’s latest smartphone models. This highlights vivo’s innovative spirit and commitment to actively engaging with the communities it serves.

vivo: Championing Sports and Innovation

By supporting the UA&P – vivo PH Inter-Collegiate Futsal League, vivo Boosts Local Sports and demonstrates its dedication to supporting local sports and athletes. This partnership aligns perfectly with vivo’s brand values of innovation, community engagement, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

To keep updated on the UA&P – vivo PH Inter-Collegiate Futsal League 2024, follow vivo on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Looking forward, the UA&P – vivo PH Inter-Collegiate Futsal League promises to be a thrilling competition, fostering the growth of futsal in the Philippines.


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