La Salle raises funds for Lariba
Items like DLSU basketball, vollyball jerseys from La Salle lady spikers and even from non-La Sallians have been auctioned off by DLSU Sports through its social media accounts, Facebook and Twitter, to help raise funds for La Salle alumni and table tennis Olympian Ian Larriba. Larriba, who was undefeated in her five years of playing for DLSU in the UAAP table tennis competitions and the only Filipino table netter ever to qualify in the Olympics, was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia. She needs long-term medical attention.
Other items sold in the online auction were Kim Fajardo’s F2 Logistics jersey in the Philippine Super Liga that went to a certain Alyana Claire Gumboc Dancel with the highest bid of P6,200 and Nicole Tiamzon’s UP Lady Maroons jersey that went to the winning bid of P5,100 by Jehan Roselle C. Santos.
The Philippine Sports Commission had initially funded Larriba’s hospital bills and more private entities like the La Salle groups are putting more efforts to pitch in. The DLSU alumni have put up a continuous campaign with the hash tag #kayamoyan to help Larriba cope with the rising costs of her treatment. Images courtesy of DLSU Sports