THE Athletes’ Commission of the Philippine Olympic Committee ( POC ) has thrown its support for the Ayuda sa Atleta, a campaign by a private sector group to extend a helping hand to national athletes during this time of the pandemic.
Triathlete Nikko Huelgas, chairman of the Commission, has personality turned over Gatorade sports drinks he has solicited personally , to Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) President Tom Carrasco Jr, and one of the trustees of the campaign, this aside from committing to tap his corporate friends like Chooks To Go and others to lend a hand.
The group has already raised a total of P420K from cash donations and pledges on top of committed support from Nestle Phils. , which is donating MILO sachets, Britton Pharmaceuticals and Biocare Life sciences for vitamins, Alaska for energy drinks, Philippine Couriers of trustee Alex Wang , which donated packs of noodles. Foton Phils. And F2 Logistics have also responded with firm commitments of support. Earlier, Asian Centre for Insulation Phils. Inc, co-owned by Carrasco also turned over its own cash donation.
The trustees, which also include sepak takraw head Karen Tanchanco Caballero, Nino Sinco, and Wang, all of whom have given personal contributions, have started sending letters to various companies and other individuals aside from those who have already donated cash but prefer remaining anonymous.
The campaign will end by July 30 with the first batch of recipients, differently-abled national athletes, in cooperation with PHILSPADA, they will receive their ayuda packs by late June as the group will meet to discuss logistical and storage concerns.