Siming Chen of China and Efren Reyes of Philippines will be raising moneyfor the flood charity tomorrow at Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas.
Manila, Philippines- Billiards will be uniting China and Philippines fora noble cause tomorrow. ABS-CBN and Dragon Promotions will take a pauseduring the Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship tomorrow at 1:30pmto do a special presentation on ABS-CBN's Studio 23 to raise money for ABS-CBN Foundation'sSagip Kapamilya.China's top pro Siming Chen, last year's World #1 ranked woman's player,has volunteered to take time outfrom her quest for her first World Championship title to help therecent flood victims. National hero Efren "Bata"Reyes will be attending to participate as well. Reyes hometown of Pampangawas one of hardesthit during the flood.
OB Cues is donating a P20,000 cue for the cause as raffle tickets are beingsold for P200 each with the winners getting thecue and the chance to play on a team side by side with Chen and Reyes.And play on TV! ABS-CBN will be filming the special match with all proceedsgoing tocharity.
"It is our duty and privilege to help this great country. Philippineshas been a honorable and hospitable host to our event and supportive ofour Chinese professional players. The Filipino people are a kind, goodpeople and anything we can do to help we will ", said Eric Ding, Presidentof Yalin Tables the main sponsor of the World Championship. Yalin is China'stop international table manufacturer and will be making additional contributionsto the charity.
"I love coming to the Philippines to play. The fans are so good tous. I feel terrible such tragedy has happened here. Of course I will taketime out to help the charity if my skills can help any at all", saidSiming Chen who also won the Philippines Open last year.
Shane Sinnott of OB Cues, Cindy Lee of Dragon Promotions, Marcel Sabioof Championship Cloth, and Peter Musngi of ABS-CBN will be attending thespecial event as sponsor participants on the teams.
"It's heartwarming to see such great effort and support from foreignplayers and companies to want to help our people. It's inspiring to seebilliards in China and Philippines asa unifying force and just be human beings helpingtheir fellow men",said Musngi, Vice-President of ABS-CBN Sports.
Fans can attend the Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship today andtomorrow to buy a ticket or make a direct donation for ABS-CBN'sSagip Kapamilya.