Back when I was in school, would you believe that I used to be an athletic kiddo sporting football for inter-school, then played amateur volleyball in a private school athletic association. Then I started to get busy with academics and forgot all that fun outside classrooms.
But then I get to enjoy weekends that involves ball games from our recent beach travels (at least for fun). I chose the other way I guess haha. That is why I admire athletes who persevered and pursued their passion, and became inspiration to many others. So today’s story is all about inspiration from people who followed their passion.
This month, I have learned that Air Asia Philippines is launching its region-wide #DaretoDream sports initiative, which aims to motivate and inspire athletes to discover their own potential and make their athletic aspirations a reality.
The campaign is launching just in time for the Southeast Asian Games, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from August 19 to 31. As the official airline partner of the 2017 SEA Games, AirAsia Philippines has also created an inspiring web video series telling the stories of our very own SEA Games athletes, who are all aiming to bring home glory for the country this August.
Chronicling the journeys of renowned Volleyball player Alyssa Valdez, Swimmer Jessie Lacuna, and Long Jump athlete Marestella Torres-Sunang, the #DaretoDream videos share both the challenges and joys that come with being an athlete, and is sure to encourage young, aspiring local talents who want to go into sports.
6-time UAAP Season’s MVP Alyssa Valdez
4-time SEA Games Gold Medalist Marestella Torres-Sunang
2-time Olympian Jessie Lacuna
As part of the campaign, AirAsia Philippines shared us a wonderful video of the 2017 SEA Games on its Facebook page, which will be hosted by Volleyball player and TV personality Michele Gumabao. The four video s will contain the game highlights and team standings of the Philippine delegates. The first video will focus on the Opening Ceremony of the 29th SEA Games. The second and third will feature the winning athletes and teams from different countries, and the last will recap the highlights and winning moments of our Filipino athletes.
Let us all watch this.
You guys should also watch out for a trivia quiz blog that I am going to post in the next couple of weeks! Exciting times again here because we will be giving away AirAsia Bigpoints! To learn more about AirAsia’s #DaretoDream campaign, visit the AirAsia Philippines Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AirAsiaPH.