AirAsia champions Filipino athletes in the 2017 SEA Games


Posted at Aug 23 2017 07:17 PM

UAAP MVP Alyssa Valdez.

AirAsia, voted the world's best low cost carrier for nine consecutive years by Skytrax, launched its region-wide #DaretoDream sports initiative, which aims to motivate and inspire athletes to discover their potentials and make their athletic aspirations a reality.

As the official airline partner of the 2017 SEA Games, AirAsia Philippines has also created an inspiring web video series telling the stories of the country's very own SEA Games athletes, who are all aiming to bring home glory.

Four-time SEA Games Gold Medalist Marestella Torres-Sunang

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.


“The #DaretoDream initiative is part of AirAsia’s continued commitment to grow the local sports scene. Through the web video series, we are sharing the hard work and passion that drives our athletes. We also want to gather support for them from every Filipino – we want everyone to watch them compete and cheer for them during this year’s SEA Games,” said Philippines AirAsia Brand Manager David Viray.

2-time Olympian Jessie Lacuna

As part of the campaign, AirAsia Philippines will be posting video updates of the 2017 SEA Games on its Facebook page, which will be hosted by Volleyball player and TV personality Michele Gumabao.

To learn more about AirAsia’s #DaretoDream campaign, visit AirAsia Philippines' Facebook page.

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