Dou­ble V Pro­duc­tions do­nates 126 wheel­chairs to Ala­gang PBA

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! - ALASIAO, Pan­gasi­nan - It was one of the most en­ter­tain­ing PBA All-Star game in his­tory. (RG)

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.

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