She is the unstoppable force who has hailed the most lauded volleyball performances for herself, her Ateneo Lady Eagles team and even her teammates from around the country. With a combination of winning serves, hits and spikes under her belt, multi-award-winning athlete and PLDT HOME Ultera ambassador Alyssa Valdez never fails to unleash her “Phenom” side on court. But what makes her the real MVP is how eager she is to share her talent and passion with the rest of the Philippine volleyball community.
She kicked off her post-collegiate volleyball career with the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp dedicated to young athletes who are looking to improve their skills and dedication to the sport. After four cities and two weeks of intense volleyball training and exhibition games, her exciting project drew to a close recently through an all-star game at De La Salle, Dasmariñas.
“What an impressive list of feats Alyssa carries! We are so proud of her commitment to the sport she loves, not only for herself, but also for those who look up to her,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “With the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp, she was able to inspire more young athletes to be like her—really go all out on court. We are happy to have her as part of the PLDT HOME Ultera family as she shares the same values of promoting sports excellence and also maintaining strong connections with her family, which she is able to perfectly balance with her volleyball career.”
“The past few weeks have been challenging but completely rewarding,” Valdez shared. “I was able to see how much the volleyball community has grown and how much talent Filipinos have. I was thrilled to help some of them on their path to volleyball success. I am very grateful to brands like PLDT HOME Ultera for sharing a love for volleyball and helping make activities like this possible.”
The culminating event brought together the season’s top campers to play alongside the Volley Friends and mentors such as John Vic De Guzman, Mylene Paat, Shaya Adorador, EJ Laure, May Luna, and Valdez herself in an ultra-fun all-star game, which had the participants’ families cheering on them.
“Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako na nakilala ko si Alyssa sa Skills Camp,” shared one of the Skills Camp participants. “Madami siyang naturong skills sa akin at siya talaga ang nag-inspire sa akin na galingan pa sa volleyball. Ipinakita niya sa amin ang tamang ugali sa paglalaro at itinuro niya na dapat mahalin talaga namin ito. Sana maging kasing-galing din niya ako!”
The Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp ran from May 5 to May 22 in Laguna, Cubao, Batangas and Cainta and was supported by PLDT HOME Ultera as part of its ongoing mission to promote volleyball to young athletes at the grassroots level. More than supporting sports development, Ultera continues its main goal to make broadband connection accessible to more Filipinos. Now that the Skills Camp is over, Valdez will be joining PLDT HOME Ultera Install Patrol, a nationwide tour which brings ultra-fast LTE connection to more homes with its new Plan 699, the most affordable home broadband plan.
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