Collegiate champions National University and College of St. Benilde have been invited to participate in the Shakey’s Super League (SSL) 2022 Collegiate Pre-Season Women’s Volleyball Championship happening this year.
In a statement, Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc. (SPAVI) said it is close to putting the finishing touches for the said championship that is expected to be participated in by collegiate schools particularly from the NCAA and the UAAP.
“The 2022 Collegiate Pre-Season marks the return of Shakey’s to the volleyball scene after having supported the highly popular and pioneering Shakey’s V-League as perpetual title sponsor for 13 seasons, starting in 2004,” the statement read.
Vicente Gregorio, president and CEO of SPAVI, emphasized that “the launching of the SSL in cooperation with ACES, the Athletic Events and Sports Management Group Inc. is a reaffirmation of Shakey’s authentic commitment to grassroots and collegiate volleyball.”
Gregorio said volleyball fans and stakeholders had repeatedly acknowledged the phenomenal growth of volleyball in the country.
“Now we are back and with added vigor as we plan to organize a truly national invitational championship that will be rooted among the colleges and students in the 18 regions, 81 provinces and 145 cities all over the Philippines,” Gregorio said.
For their part, ACES chairman and CEO Dr. Philip Ella Juico, and president and COO, Dr Adrian Paolo Laurel, expressed complete alignment with and support for the grassroots goals and objectives of SPAVI.