Originally published by Manila Times Online
ALLIANZ PNB Life just launched "Kickoff!: The Allianz PNB Life Virtual Football and Futsal Mastery Challenge" last February 17, together with its partner, the Moran Foundation. They are joined by the Department of Education (DepEd), United City Football Club (UCFC), TikTok and Sunsport Soccerball in the promotion of this event.
"Kickoff!" is a nationwide online challenge for young Filipino amateur football and futsal players, where they can showcase their ball mastery skills via social media, specifically on TikTok and Facebook. This is open to males and females ages 18 and below, provided they are currently enrolled at a DepEd-accredited school.
Eligible contestants must post a 30-second TikTok video entry and cross-share it on Facebook with the hashtag #AllianzBallMastery. A panel of judges from Allianz PNB Life, DepEd, the Moran Foundation and UCFC will decide the overall winners of the challenge. The closing of the event and awarding of winners is set for April 1.
"Due to the limited mobility we are experiencing from the pandemic, it has been difficult for organizations, interested learners, and fans alike to engage in any face-to-face sporting events," said Alexander Grenz, president and CEO of Allianz PNB Life.
Allianz PNB Life has been a long-time partner of the Moran Foundation in developing grassroots football and futsal in the Philippines. Together, the two organizations have backed the National Youth Futsal Cup, and Allianz PNB Life supported the 10th Asean Para Games bid of the Philippines' first cerebral palsy football team, the Moran-established CP Rascals. Allianz PNB Life also won a silver award for its National Youth Futsal Invitational (ANYFI) at the Sports Industry Awards Asia in 2019.
For more information visit www.allianzpnblife.ph, or visit its Facebook at @allianzpnblifeofficial.zpnblifeofficial.