Quezon City, Philippines – Global Comfort Group Corporation (GCGC), the management company behind Eurotel and Hotel Sogo, have pledged their unwavering support to the University of the Philippines Women’s Volleyball Team (UPWVT) in a press conference held at Eurotel Vivaldi last March 28, 2023, the partnership between the two renowned hotels and the UP Women’s Volleyball team was commemorated.
The press conference was attended by media representatives from various outlets, as well as UP representative Prof. Francis Carlos Diaz, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UP CHK Foundation, Inc. Also in attendance were Ms. Mozzy Ravena, Team Consultant/Team Manager of the (UPWVT), Mr. Shaq Delos Santos, UPWVT Coach and the GCGC team, including Ms. Sue Geminiano, Corporate Marketing Manager, Ms. Mariel Quinto, Eurotel Ads and Promo Manager, and Mr. Francis Bernardino, Hotel Sogo Ads, and Promo Manager.
During the press conference, GCGC expressed its commitment to support the UP Women’s Volleyball team in their upcoming games and tournaments. The two popular hotel chains have pledged to provide a substantial donation to the team, demonstrating their commitment to supporting sports development and gender equality in athletics.
The UP Women’s Volleyball team is widely regarded as one of the country’s most exceptional college volleyball programs, producing highly skilled players over the years. The team’s advocacy for gender equality in sports has also made it a respected institution among many.
This recent commitment from Eurotel and Hotel Sogo will aid the team in their travel expenses, training facilities, and equipment needs, allowing them to continue competing at the highest levels of college volleyball.
The UP community expressed their gratitude for the collective effort of their coaches, the perseverance of all their athletes, and the support of Eurotel and Hotel Sogo.
According to Ms. Geminiano, GCGC is committed to providing the team with the necessary resources to help them achieve their goals. “We consider ourselves as the first brand who sponsored such team considering na UP ito. Unibersidad ng Pilipinas so sobrang proud kami na nagsponsor kami sa inyo. I understand everybody knows about our standing, pero wag niyo isipin iyon dahil ang mas mahalaga samin yung perserverance ninyo, and yung willingness niyong manalo. Nakita ko kasi ang UP players, they are so daring, their drive to give the best. Hindi kayo yung tipong pag nalalamangan na eh parang nawawalan na ng gana. That is really something to be admired. I really find you guys still humahabol, and that’s the spirit of it“. she said.
Dean Diaz expressed his gratitude to Hotel Sogo & Eurotel for their support, saying that it will go a long way in helping the UP Women’s Volleyball team achieve its goals.“Kami sa UP ay sobrang natutuwa dahil tayo ay narito ngayong hapon upang ilungsad formally ang commitment to support ng Global Comfort Group Hotels or GCGC sa ating UP Women’s Volleyball Team. The finer points of the sponsorship would come in eventually but it is really what we’re celebrating this afternoon for the context is the strengthened and formal show of support for the Women’s Volleyball Team of the Eurotel and Sogo Hotel with the collective effort of our coaches, the perseverance of all our athletes, and the support now of these 2 brand hotels, we think that this is the missing link para magpatuloy doon sa isang successful program, ang ating UP Women’s Volleyball Team”.
With this partnership, the UP Women’s Volleyball Team will have the necessary resources to continue its success and compete at the highest level of college volleyball. The UP community is confident that this collaboration with Eurotel and Hotel Sogo is the missing link that will help propel the team to even greater heights.
“There are always challenges, hurdles, and humps, but the team that cares together gives so much respect to one another and perseveres and tries to do everything they can to help the team, in the end, would be given a successful outcome. So that is always in our prayers, and that is always in our commitment to support and help all of our players here today. So with that, thank you again for allowing us to be with you this afternoon, and lagi nating sinasabi sa UP, UP Fight girls. Thank you! “added by Dean Diaz.
Ms. Ravena, Team Consultant/Team Manager of the UP Women’s Volleyball team, also expressed her appreciation for GCGC’s commitment to the team, saying that it will positively impact the players’ morale and motivation. “On behalf of our coaches and players, we thank you for supporting the team. You know, sometimes, it helps when someone believes in you. Lalo na pag player ka, pag may naniniwala sa kakayahan mo, tsaka ability mo, potential mo, tingin ko doon nagsisimula lahat eh. Hardwork na lang ang susunod. So sana masuklian namin ang kabaitan na pinakita niyo samin at support. And also, is this just the beginning diba? Of a long term relationship. So thank you everyone”.
Coach Shaq Delos Santos also expressed his appreciation for the partnership. ” This partnership will provide a great opportunity for the team to improve and develop as athletes, kailangan makilala rin muna namin sila isa-isa, and then yung kaya nilang gawin, though right now sa UAAP, ano lang kami, fight lang nang fight. Kase yun lang ang kailangan namin. Di kami magstop especially meron na kaming sponsor na 100% susupport sa amin so maraming maraming salamat po, and we look forward to working with GCGC towards our shared goals.” he said.
The partnership between GCGC, Eurotel, and Hotel Sogo and the UP Women’s Volleyball Team is a testament to the importance of community support in achieving success. With this commitment, the team is set to achieve great things in the upcoming season.
The UP Women’s Volleyball Team will now be able to focus on honing their skills and perfecting their strategy, knowing that they have the support of their community behind them.
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