PBA: Pingris leads way as 'DOTA Boys' look to raise P1 million for frontliners


Posted at Mar 24 2020 03:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- PBA players continue to find ways to help in combating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

Magnolia's veteran forward, Marc Pingris, on Monday announced that they are looking to raise P1 million for the UP Medical Foundation through the "Lockdown Games."

Fans can join in playing Marvel Super War, Call of Duty Mobile, and DOTA 2, while raising funds for health workers.

"Meron na tayong magagawa," said Pingris in an Instagram post. "Masusuportahan pa natin ang 'Stay Home' campaign ng DOH, at makakatulong pa tayo sa frontliners."


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Pingris, together with Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo, and Kiefer Ravena, also intend to stream a DOTA2 Showmatch on April 6.

This is just the latest effort by PBA players to raise funds for health workers and frontliners.

Alaska head coach Jeffrey Cariaso recently raised funds for the league's game-day personnel who are not earning their wages while all league activities are suspended. Chris Ross of San Miguel and Cliff Hodge of Meralco were among the players who contributed to the cause.

Meanwhile, Aguilar and his wife, Cassandra, have been sending surgical masks to frontliners. 

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