PBS holds WOW Unity Basketball Game

November 18, 2012 by  

The Philippine Bible Society (PBS), the leading Scripture source in the country stages the “Warriors of the Word” (WOW) Unity Basketball Game in celebration of its 113th founding anniversary. Slated on November 22, 2012, Thursday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City, the event is open to all Bible-believers and will be participated in by the major faith groups in the country.


The WOW Basketball Game unites Bible believers to support the May They Be One (MTBO) Bible Campaign which aims to distribute 5 million Bibles to 5 million poor Filipino families in 7 years. This is in response to the nationwide survey that 60% Filipino households do not have a copy of the Bible.


This unique ballgame brings together priests and pastors from different churches to play against the 13 PBA Icon players including Alvin Patrimonio, Johnny Abarrientos, Jerry Codinera, Kenneth Duremdes, Marlou Aquino, Rodney Santos, Joey Sta. Maria, Ronald Magtulis, Olsen Racela, Eric Gascon, Bobby Jose, Elmer Reyes and Ato Agustin.


Meanwhile, TV host Alex Tinsay and DJ Jordan Escusa, both pastors, and Fr. Tony Navarrete of the Archdiocese of Manila are members of the composite team of players from different Catholic and Evangelical churches in Metro Manila.


Also joining the celebration to show support to the Bible Cause and share their life testimonies and talents are Ms. Kata Inocencio, Ms. Dianne Castillejo, Ms. Angelu De Leon-Rivera, Ms. Carla Martinez, Gabriel Valenciano, Lucho Ayala, Quest, Julianne, Astroboy (Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion), Pippen Tan and the Kaloob Dance Group.


PBA fans, sports enthusiasts and Bible supporters are encouraged to join the fun-filled celebration. Tickets are at P100.00 (Bleachers), P300.00 (Lower Box) and P500.00 (Ring side) and are available at PBS Biblehouses, PCBS Bookstores and the Cuneta Astrodome. Each ticket sold will be credited as a donation to the May They Be One Bible Campaign for the printing of Bibles for the Filipino poor.


This event is made possible through the partnership of the Episcopal Commission for Biblical Apostolate of the Catholic-Bishops Conference of the Philippines(ECBA-CBCP), the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), as well as the sponsorship of Coffee City, Dermclinic, Derm Plus, DZAS 702, Gluta Advance, Light TV 33, Magnolia Philippines, Mang Inasal, Mariwasa Tiles, Manila Genesis Entertainment, Megaworks, PCBS, Regrow Hair Solution, Star Oil, Wilson and Jackson Automotive Repair Shop and Pasay City Government.


For more details and ticket reservation, contact the WOW Secretariat at 524-5337, 526-7777 local 631 or log on to www.bible.org.ph, or look for Philippine Bible Society on Facebook.

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