MANILA--Filipinos have long been fervent basketball fans. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s premier professional league, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) have had to indefinitely suspend live games in stadiums with the usual roaring, adoring fans.
Taking inspiration from the NBA bubble in Disney World, Florida, which saw the resumption of basketball games in an empty, fan-less arena, coupled with proper testing of players and staff, the league decided to follow suit and continue the halted 2020 Philippine Cup.
With strong COVID-19 testing and protocols in place, the whole PBA delegation is being billeted in dedicated accommodations in Smart Clark Giga City, Pampanga, with the Angeles University Foundation Gym (AUF Gym) as the specific court venue for games and practices.
To further ramp up appropriate health safety protection during the bubble conference, Lysol recently formed a partnership with the PBA, the first professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest existing one in the world.
“We are extremely proud of this partnership with the Philippine Basketball Association,” said Gonzalo Balcazar, RB General Manager for South East Asia, Hygiene. “Knowing how local basketball fans have been raring to see their favorite teams in action again, Lysol is excited to help ensure the safe resumption of the games as we advocate proper disinfection practices before, during and after the matches. With this partnership, we get to impart the critical importance of proper hygiene habits and everyday disinfection.”
Stemming from Lysol’s relentless pursuit of a cleaner world where everyone is free from illness-causing germs, this partnership allows for the staging of exciting basketball matches between the country’s best players in a safer and more secure manner, letting ardent basketball fans root for their favorite teams once again, from the comfort of their homes or wherever they may be, thus rekindling Filipinos’ love and passion for basketball.
With Lysol brand supporting the PBA bubble conference, from the careful planning stages where the protection of everyone involved to the extensive venue disinfection with Lysol products, this partnership truly espouses a high standard of disinfection and safety throughout the duration of the bubble conference—delighting fans while creating a more secure playing environment.
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