MANILA – The organizer of former National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Allen Iverson's (AI) fundraising event in November claims tickets will be affordable to basketball fans.
The event, dubbed as “All In,” will have the highest ticket price at P6,500 with the lowest at P600. Other prices will be at P4,500, P3,000, and P2,000.
Tickets will go on sale at all TicketNet outlets starting August 15.
It will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena with proceeds of the charity basketball event going to Gawad Kalinga.
“Allen Iverson went all in throughout his NBA career, and we are very fortunate that he has agreed to partner with us for this noble project. We are going 'All In' for charity,” said Michael Angelo Ong Chua of event presenter PcWorx during the fundraiser’s media launch held Friday at the NBA Café Manila.
"We want to give AI's Filipino fans a chance to see him up close, knowing how big of a fan base he still has even though he's already retired, that's why we really exerted effort to have tickets priced as low as possible," Chua added.
Unlike in the past where he showcased his cat-quick, killer-crossover moves inside the court in his Manila visit, Iverson will instead be at the sidelines as a coach for a team which will be made up of streetball team Ball Up and a couple other former NBA players, one of them being Eddy Curry.
They will go up against a local selection of UAAP and NCAA stars, as well as cage legends who will be named in the coming days