Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez to play charity game for Typhoon Nona victims

MANILA, Philippines – Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez team up for charity in FASTBR3AK – a volleyball exhibition game for victims of Typhoon Nona (international name Melor) on Wednesday, December 23 at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Ravena and Valdez – both two-time UAAP MVPs in basketball and volleyball, respectively – will be joined by former UAAP players Gretchen Ho, Denden Lazaro, Michele Gumabao and Charo Soriano in the charity match geared to raise funds for those affected by the recent calamity.

Game time is set at 2 pm with Ravena and Valdez each leading their own team in a best-of-5 affair. 

“We want to help them in the spirit of Christmas,” said Ravena, who has also successfully organized charity events for victims of typhoons Sendong and Yolanda in the past.

“We hope they won’t be too devastated by what happened and this is one way of making them happy this Christmas.”

Tickets will be sold at Php 250 and Php 500 and will be available starting Monday, December 21 at Ally’s All-Day Breakfast Place outlets in Malingap and Holy Spirit Drive, Quezon City. 

Former collegiate stars Bang Pineda, Jen Reyes, Ella de Jesus and Sue Roces, will be joined by celebrities like Yayo Aguila, Arny Ross, IC Mendoza, Miakka Lim and Casey de Silva in the match.

Sportscaster Mozzy Ravena, who played for the national team in the 1980s, will make her much-awaited return to the court, this time suiting up alongside daughter Dani.

Side events will also be conducted, including an iPhone 6 raffle sponsored by Smart and a hula hoop contest between Valdez and an audience member.