Excitement is in the air as Philippine Superliga (PSL) stars clash for the PSL Silay Tour Friday at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center.
PSL ambassador Aby Marano of F2 Logistics and newly-crowned Grand Prix champion Mika Reyes of Petron will lead a stellar cast of competitors in a pair of friendly battles that aim to bring the country's most prestigious women's club league closer to fans.
Festivities kicked off Thursday morning with a motorcade and light training session where fans were given the chance to rub elbows and mingle with their volleyball heroes.
But the formal meet and greet of this event supported by the city government of Silay, SM City Bacolod, Negros Autozone, Merzci, Ann Co Cakes, Maria Kucina Familia and MC Seafood Restaurant is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at SM City Bacolod followed by the first match between PSL All-Star teams at 5 p.m.
The PSL stars will hold a volleyball clinic at 9 a.m. Saturday before embarking on another friendly match at 5 p.m.
"It is an honor for us to welcome the PSL stars. We're looking forward to a fun-filled weekend with them," said Silay City mayor Mark Golez, adding that young players from St. John's Institute, Sta. Teresita Academy and Living Stones International are to benefit from the clinic.
Aside from Marano and Reyes, also set to see action are Majoy Baron, Kim Fajardo, Cha Cruz-Behag and Ara Galang of F2 Logistics; Rhea Dimaculangan, Frances Molina and Remy Palma of Petron; Mika Lopez and Carol Cerveza of Generika-Ayala; Aeriel Patnongon and Denden Lazaro of Cocolife; Jheck Dionela of Cignal; Rhoselle Urizza and Maureen Penetrante-Ouano of Smart; Maika Ortiz and Carmina Aganon of Foton; and Rubie de Leon and Michelle Laborte of Sta. Lucia.