Volleyball stars stand up and get counted

HELP continues to pour for the medical front-liners in their valiant battle against coronavirus (COVID-19).

Volleyball players from different college and club teams lend their hand by auctioning off their jerseys to give support to the medical front-liners who are in dire need of personal protective equipments (PPEs).

Nine players from Sta. Lucia Realty have already joined the drive spearheaded by Every Little Thing Counts movement of former Ateneo star setter Jia Morado and Miguel de Guzman.

Among the pledged Philippine SuperLiga Grand Prix jerseys which is up for bidding is from Mika Reyes, where the starting bid was pegged at P1,200 and it will end on Friday noon.

"Tough times like this shouldn't make us turn each other away. It should serve as an opportunity to reach out, to give back, and to be kinder than usual," said the club in its Facebook account.
   
Last Sunday, Morado and De Guzman received a collection of UAAP Season 80 jerseys from University of Santo Tomas girls volleyball team as an collective effort against COVID-19.

Jerseys from former Junior Tigresses Eya Laure, Imee Hernandez, Maji Mangulabnan, Det Pepito and Janna Torres will be auctioned off as a set.  The last bid will be accepted on Friday noon.

La Salle's Ara Galang earlier has her college jersey up for auction and the bidding will close on Thursday noon.

Morado's Season 79 jersey, where she was the Lady Eagles captain, remains up for grabs, with the last bid being accepted on Wednesday noon.

"Bidding something special to me, for those who are doing extra special things for us," said Morado.

"If you don’t win, we hope you can still donate to our cause," she added.

As of late Sunday, Every Little Thing Counts movement received total donations of P265,056.79, with all the proceeds to be used to fund PPEs for the medical front-liners.