Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Champions for A Cause: The La Salle vs. San Beda benefit basketball game

It is a basketball fan’s dream to see champion teams settle the argument of which team is the best in the land. However, when newly crowned National Collegiate Athletic Association champions San Beda College Red Lions and University Athletic Association of the Philippines champions De La Salle University Green Archers take to the Smart Araneta Coliseum court on Saturday, December 7, 2013, it will be for a bigger cause.

Typhoon Yolanda wreaked unprecedented damage and destruction upon the Visayas a few weeks ago leaving thousands dead and even more homeless and in despair. The international community, along with Filipinos from all corners of globe and the country, have come together to provide aid in different forms to the stricken local populace. It doesn’t end there though as it will take years to physically rebuild towns and cities and for physical and internal scars to heal.

San Beda and La Salle will come together for as Champions for A Cause to ensure that the help continues well into the holiday season. Both schools will donate all their proceeds from the charity game to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. In addition to that, the alumni of the both schools will likewise donate P1,000 for every point scored by their respective team to the cause.

Not only will basketball fans be treated to a quality basketball game that will reunite two rivals who used to do battle on the hard court in the NCAA but in doing so they will help and call more attention to the tasks at hand.

Champions for A Cause is a joint effort by the MVP Sports Foundation and Filoil Flying V Sports with the match being televised live by TV5. Tickets to Champions for A Cause can be purchased at Ticketnet and at both schools and are priced as follows: Patron – P1,000, Lower Box P500, Upper A P300, Upper B P150 and Bleachers – P20.

Tip off between San Beda and La Salle is at 12noon.

We invite all to attend Champions for A Cause: For the Yolanda Victims this coming December 7, 2013 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It’s all about basketball with a heart.

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