Max’s Restaurant Supports Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Max’s Restaurant is the official restaurant of Team Gilas Pilipinas! This was announced last night in an exciting bloggers event that started at Max’s Glorietta 3 branch where we had our dinner and ended up at Meralco Gym in Ortigas, Pasig City where Team Gilas Pilipinas were having their basketball practice.

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Like giddy school children going on a field trip, we rode air-conditioned buses to reach the second venue. It was only when we arrived at Meralco Gym that they disclosed the surprise waiting for us inside. Team Gilas Pilipinas was there, and we would meet them all in person!

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Upon alighting the bus, we were handed shirts to wear for the meet-up with Team Gilas Pilipinas. I wasn’t able to wear it, though, because my son was in a hurry to join the others who went on ahead of us.

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It was fun having photo opps with some of the members of Team Gilas Pilipinas. My son and I took turns taking pictures of each other with Norman Black, Jared Dillinger and Jason Castro, among others.

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Afterwards, Team Gilas Pilipinas gamely posed with the managers of Max’s Restaurant for some souvenir shots.

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And then it was time to sit on the bleachers to watch the team practice.

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Photo credit: 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup – Team Gilas Pilipinas

Team Gilas Pilipinas will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain in August. This is a milestone in Philippine history because for the first time after 40 years, our country will be playing in the world basketball stage! Team Gilas Pilipinas is headed by Coach Chot Reyes and Assistant Coach Norman Black. The 17-man team consists of Jimmy Alapag, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro, Larry Fonacier, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Gary David, Ranidel Ocampo, Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Junemar Fajardo, Marcus Douthit, Beau Belga, Greg Slaughter, Marcio Lassiter, Jared Dillinger and Paul Lee.

Good luck, Team Gilas Pilipinas! Max’s Restaurant and the entire Filipino nation are behind you all the way!

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16 Responses to Max’s Restaurant Supports Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

  1. Good luck to Team Gilas Pilipinas! It would have been great sana if the Philippine football team made it to the FIFA World Cup, too!

  2. working mama says:

    good luck to the team! just believe and things will be possible..

  3. Mommy Peachy says:

    It was really nice seeing you there, Tetcha!

  4. Wow, they are so tall, baka patuhod lang ako ng mga yan lol. Nice pictures!

  5. Travel Quest says:

    Its been a long time since I watch PBA since i migrated to US so hard keeping up. But it so nice to see players in person for sure its fun!

  6. Lysa says:

    Wow! Im jealous! lol. Anyway, what an experience meeting them in person! 😀

  7. Lainy says:

    Oh Em Gee! How can you be so lucky? I am such a basketball junkie! Classmate kami ni Papaleng, hahaha! I’d certainly be rooting for them! Goodluck Gilas Pilipinas!

  8. jane says:

    omg! kilig nmn while reading the names of the basketball players! i love watching basketball i am a huge fan of LA Tenorio and Jason Castro! haha wish i can see them in person too lucky you!

  9. Juliana says:

    Good luck to the team!

    You must have had a great time hobnobbing with the personalities. I’m not quite familiar with the local basketball scene but I recognized a few of the team members.

  10. papaleng says:

    A great experience for you to meet up-close the Gilas players. Hoping they bring home a medal .

  11. Eileen says:

    Basketball is big in the Philippines! I am a big basketball fan. My dad would buy tickets and we’d watch the games live in Araneta. Those were the glory days of Ginebra-Purefoods. Haha. Good luck to Gilas Pilipinas! BTW, you were SO lucky to have had this photo-op with them. 🙂

  12. Oh my! meeting your fave basketball player is very exciting especially if you are a basketball fans 🙂 This event looks so fun 🙂 I have no clue who are these hunks but am sure they are great in playing basketball 🙂

  13. Nova S says:

    nice and fun experience, must be a good experiences with those basketball players to meet.

  14. Dhemz says:

    how cool and what a fun event!

  15. Anna says:

    Wowow, now that’s an experience, and I’m drooling over your Team Gilas shirts!

  16. Shengkay says:

    for sure mas nag enjoy si Justin mommy…boys i know always love basketball.
    Shengkay’s Journal

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