Clergy, PBA icons play basketball to support Bible campaign

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MANILA, Nov. 16, 2012?Catholic clergy and pastors from evangelical churches will pit off with professional players in a game of basketball to support the ongoing campaign of distributing millions of Bibles to Filipino homes.

Dubbed as “Warriors of the Word” (WOW) between Philippine Basketball Association icon players and priests and pastors from Catholic and Evangelical churches, the event is set on November 22 at the Cuneta Astrodome, in Pasay City.

The Philippine Bible Society organized the basketball match in celebration of its 113th founding anniversary, which also aims to help the May They Be One (MTBO) Bible campaign in distributing 5 million copies of Bibles to 5 million poor Filipino families in a span of 7 years.

A total of 13 PBA icon players namely Alvin Patrimonio, Johnny Abarrientos, Jerry Codinera, Kenneth Duremdes, Marlou Aquino, Rodney Santos, Joey Sta. Maria, Ronald Magtulis, Olsen Racela, Eric Gascon, Bobby Jose, Elmer Reyes, and Ato Agustin will be playing against a team of priests and pastors includingTV host Alex Tinsay, DJ Jordan Escusa, and Fr. Antonio Navarrete of the Archdiocese of Manila, among others.

Aside from the PBA icon players, the following celebrities will also join the celebration to support the campaign: Kata Inocencio, Dianne Castillejo, Angelu De Leon-Rivera, Carla Martinez, Gabriel Valenciano, Lucho Ayala, Quest, Julianne, Astroboy (Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion), Pippen Tan, and the Kaloob Dance Group.

The event is open to all Bible supporters and will be participated by major faith groups in the country.

Tickets are priced at Php100 (bleachers), Php300 (Lower Box), and Php500 (Ring Side) and are available at PBS Bible Houses, Philippine Christian Book Stores, and the Cuneta Astrodome. Each ticket sold will benefit the May They Be One Bible Campaign.

For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact the WOW Secretariat at 524-5337, 526-7777 local 631 or visit www.bible.org.ph or www.facebook.com/Bibliyaman. (CBCPNews)

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