PBA Legends & Concentrix raise more than PHP2M for Staff Pledge Program

Share this information:

Concentrix, the largest private employer in the Philippines, recently organized a company-exclusive charity game featuring 12 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Legends and the Concentrix All-Stars team at the Mall of Asia Arena. The event, called “Concentrix Cares: Hoop for A Cause,” raised over PHP2M through ticket sales from thousands of the company’s staff, who also brought their friends and family to the game. All proceeds were added to the Concentrix Cares Staff Pledge Donation Program, which is a fund raised by staff to support fellow team members in need of additional financial assistance for medical, educational, and emergency reasons, in addition to the company’s existing funding and benefits.

The exhibition game was participated by 12 PBA Legends, including Allan Caidic, Jerry Codinera, Noli Locsin, Jonny Abarrientos, Marlou Aquino, Bal David, Gerry Esplana, Willie Miller, Rodney Santos, JayJay Helterbrand, Rico Maierhofer, and Mark Pingris, representing the PBA Foundation. The PBA Legends outscored the Concentrix All-Stars team by 17 points, ending the game with 100 points versus the latter’s 83.

“I am humbled and proud to lead a team who gives their time, talent and resources in the service of their fellow teammates in need. The Concentrix Cares Staff Pledge Program is not just in true ‘Bayanihan’ spirit for which Filipinos are known, it also visibly demonstrates our company Culture statement ‘We all contribute and are ONE Concentrix’. Since 2021, the pledge program has generated millions of pesos in staff voluntary salary donations, and expediently helped hundreds of staff in their crucial times of need. With Hoop for A Cause, we wanted to give back and show appreciation to our staff who donate in the Pledge Program so that they can also enjoy a memorable time with their loved ones in an exclusive basketball show, which is one of the top sports in the country. I also wish to thank our Concentrix People Solutions team for organizing this event, our staff donors and All-Stars team, and of course the PBA Legends Foundation and its players for being so generous in making this event possible. They all showed that being legendary does not stop with the professional work, but rather what they do outside the game to help their communities that makes them truly legendary,” according to Amit Jagga, SVP and Country Leader of Concentrix Philippines.

Apart from the game champions awarding to the PBA Legends and Marlou Aquino as Most Valuable Player, the Concentrix Cares Hoop for a Cause event also included a launch of the BPO Women’s Volleyball Tournament in which Concentrix is one of the participating companies, an International Women’s Month plug and freebie giveaways joined in by Miss World Philippines 2022 Gwendolyne Fourniol, and a meet-and-greet between Concentrix staff and the PBA Legends. The event was also live-streamed on Concentrix PH Facebook page and watched by 17,000 viewers so far.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.