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Sing and Shoot : When Notes and Hoops Collide

Public Servants + Singers + Celebrities + Basketball + Charity = Free Education

This is what you get when you gather these on one night at a basketball court for the free education of La Verdad Christian College.  Held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 19, 2012, it was supported by several big names in both the political and entertainment world. Of course, this was spearheaded by Bro Eli Soriano and Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon.

The event started with the SING portion. Luke Mijares’ upbeat performance got the crowd going while Nyoy Volante’s soulful voice slowed things down. Hammilan was also there and sang Faithlly by Journey. UNTV News anchors and Natalia Moon participated as well.

Then after the SING was the much awaited SHOOT portion. Celerities team was coached by veteran actor Philip Salvador while public servants were mentored by PBA legend Philip Cesar. At first, the public servants team took a commanding lead in the first quarter. Slowly but surely the celebrities caught up. In the end, the celebrities defeated the public servants team.

Bro Eli Soriano also participated. During the halftime break, he gave his message and the reason why he and kuya Daniel put up the event. He emphasize the importance of education to the youth.

The night was ended by another performance from an unknown and poor performer, Mr. Jimmy. He is an old performer dreaming to sing in front of the pubic once again. Kuya Daniel gave him that chance and Mr. Jimmy was applauded by the people once again.

It was a fun night especially if you know the reason behind this event. I am excited for the next of project Bro Eli and Kuya Daniel. Dreams are fulfilled not only for the scholars but also for people like Mr. Jimmy. Thanks be to God for the successful event!

More info about the event here in Kuya Daniel’s Fan Blog