Sandcourt launched at Global City
A BEACH volleyball court right in the heart of Bonifacio Global City.
That is what Beach Volleyball Republic, together with the Aboitiz group, launched on Wednesday, at the AboitizLand’s Seafront Residences in Taguig City. The passion to grow the sport by bringing it closer to people is something that both BVR and Aboitiz share, according to John Amon, Vice President and Head of innovation for the Aboitiz group.
“It fits the Seafront Residences’ lifestyle and we wanted to start a long-term relationship with Beach Volleyball Republic,” he said.
“The Aboitiz Group Headquarters is in BGC. We wanted to make a statement since it was our debut project in Luzon. We wanted to do something that no one had done before: Beach volleyball/beach party in the middle of BGC.”
BVR founder Bea Tan shared that this has always been a dream for her and the group that includes former Ateneo stars Charo Soriano, Dzi Gervacio, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, and Gretchen Ho.
“It has been our ultimate dream to host an event in BGC and having it done so soon gives us more affirmation that we are doing the right thing for the love of beach volleyball,” said Tan.
The launch party had exhibition games played by the BVR founders, along with ex-collegiate standouts like Melissa Gohing, Michele Gumabao, Mae Tajima, Amanda Villanueva, Amy Ahomiro, Ella de Jesus, and Kara Acevedo.
BVR and Aboitiz, however, aren’t stopping yet, with a beach volleyball tournament and other beach sport activities in the horizon.
“We’re very grateful that the sport is now starting to grow bigger and gain support from a company like AboitizLand of the Aboitiz Group,” Tan added.
“It’s really fate and a shared goal that brought the partnership together. Getting traction like this is very good for the support and we hope to gain more support from the private sector.”