‘Good deeds are contagious’
Rico S. Navarro (The Freeman) - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Good deeds can indeed be contagious.

Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI), the makers of Chooks to Go, is donating 5,000 pieces of Bounty Fresh dressed chicken to the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI).

Inspired by CESAFI’s providing food baskets for its coaches, officials, support and utility teams, BAVI made the pledge to contribute to the drive.

This was bared by no less than BAVI President Ronald Mascariñas in a message to the CESAFI. “We admire the efforts of CESAFI management in looking after the welfare of athletes and officials during this most difficult time. They are truly an inspiration,” Mascariñas said.

The 5,000 pieces will be distributed over a span of five weeks for the 500 beneficiaries composed of coaches, officials, referees, security guards, medics, gate ticket personnel and utility crew members.

They had earlier received a CESAFI food basket composed of 10 kilos of rice and canned goods courtesy of Virginia Food Inc.

With the CESAFI 2020 season cancelled, collegiate and high school sports action will come to a halt. The beneficiaries of the program will have to go through a season without one of their regular sources of income. This where this help comes in timely and “clutch.”

Reaction from the CESAFI was overwhelming. CESAFI Commissioner Felix ‘Boy’ O. Tiukinhoy, Jr. was grateful for the good news.

“The CESAFI is truly grateful and blessed at this pleasant surprise from Mr. Ronald Mascariñas, President of BAVI. CESAFI officials, coaches, referees, ballboys, janitors and other our support and utility teams are thankful for his generosity,” he said.

USC President Fr.  Dionisio Miranda SVD,chimed in when he cited that “good example is contagious”.

UV Athletic Director Chris Mejarito was overjoyed with the development.

“We are so grateful to Bounty management for sharing their blessings. In behalf of the UV Green Lancers Family, thank you so much!” Mejarito exclaimed.

Mike Reyes, head coach of the defending college basketball champions Southwestern University-Phinma  Cobras, cited how this will come a long way in helping all.

“We are all thankful for Bounty’s generosity. This will definitely stretch whatever resources we all have at the moment,” Reyes shared.

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