MANILA, Philippines - Sports apparel company Nike announced that it will be releasing 150 limited edition Ateneo championship shirts on Saturday, October 9.
The shirts, the same ones worn by the Ateneo Blue Eagles as they snared their 3rd straight men's basketball championship last September 30, will be sold starting at 12 p.m. at Nike Park, The Fort.
|Ateneo bags UAAP men's basketball championship this year. Photo by Philip Sison
Members of the team will be present to meet their fans, Nike Philippines said in an e-mail to abs-cbnNEWS.com.
The Blue Eagles first achieved a 3-peat in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1931 to 1933, bringing its total championships there to 14.
The Ateneo is the 5th UAAP member school to have won at least 3 straight titles, joining Far Eastern University (2003-2005), University of Santo Tomas (1946-1949, 1951-1953 and 1993-1996), University of the East (1965-1971) and De La Salle University (1998-2001).
The Jesuit-run school also made history this year as its men's seniors and juniors basketball teams scored the first double 3-peat in UAAP and NCAA history. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets (Ateneo's high school men's basketball team) won their 3-peat last September 19.