Double V Productions donates 126 wheelchairs to Alagang PBA
CAnd one of the most charitable, too.
At the end of the four-day All-Star weekend, a total of 126 wheelchairs will be donated to charity institutions based on the combined dunks and threepointers converted in the two main games held during the league's annual spectacle held at the Calasiao Sports Complex.
In the featured North versus South All-Star game alone on Sunday, a record 45 three-pointers and 37 dunks were recorded in the North selection's runaway 185-170 win.
The North All-Stars made 29 of their shots from downtown, including nine by Paul Lee, which is also a new All-Star record.
In the Rookies/Sophomores versus Juniors game on Friday, 34 three-pointers and 10 throwdowns were made. The former won, 141-140, on a buzzerbeating putback by Javee Mocon.
Japeth Aguilar, who was adjudged co-MVP with Arwind Santos in the All-Star game, said North's game plan was to convert as many dunks and three-pointers as possible.
"Yun talaga ang goal. Since may purpose yung dunks and three-points, we talked about it talaga," said the Barangay Ginebra big man, who himself scored on a total of 13 dunks, including one in which he jumped over 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo that served as the game's highlight reel play.
"So we tried to dunk as much as possible and shoot some three points. Either dunks or three-points lang talaga ang gusto naming shots," added Aguilar.
Vijay Vasandani of Double V Productions, which served as the lead promoted of the All-Star weekend, said donating wheelchairs to charitable organizations has long been a tradition being done by his family.
And so when the opportunity presented itself to do the same in the All-Star game, he suggested the idea to PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial, who was quick to give the proposal the thumbs up.
Marcial plans to have at least half of the wheelchair be given to the Alagang PBA program.