Date : 14 May 2019
Manila, Philippines, May 14, 2019: The Philippine Olympic Committee has announced a partnership with Max’s Group Inc (MGI) worth 10.5 million Peso (210,000 USD) to the POC.
MGI, owners of the Max’s Fried Chicken and Pancake House restaurant chains, signed the agreement at one of their outlets in Taguig.
POC President Ricky Vargas was joined by MGI president and chief executive Robert Trota at the ceremony.
"Filipino athletes have the drive and determination to rise above the competition," Vargas said.
"With our partnership with MGI for Tokyo 2020 we will be able to ground a new wave of Filipino pride for the world to see."
The agreement will see MGI invest to support more than 1,000 athletes, coaches and officials. This support will extend to helping cover costs of POC operations and events.
A PHP3 million (60,000 USD) cash prize will also be awarded by MGI to any athlete that secures a gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
MGI will also offer the chance for three of their customers to attend the Olympic Games. This will be decided by a raffle.
“We’ve structured our pledge so that we address what we call the three Fs: flagbearers, families and fans," Trota said.
"The flagbearers, our athletes, will receive funds for their training and a cash prize for gold medal wins.
“We will also make sure to nourish not just our flagbearers but also their families so they don’t have to worry about their welfare while they train for and compete in the Olympics.
"Lastly, we’re giving the fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch and cheer for our Philippine team live in Tokyo 2020, because we believe that Filipinos are the greatest fans in the world.”
Source: Inside The Games
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