Celebrities and basketball icons will grace the all-star event of the Next Gen for BBM – Sara: Hoops 4 You7h league on April 8.
The events will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Cebu City Coliseum. It will be streamed live via the Next Gen for BBM – Sara Facebook page.
Among the stars invited to the game are actors Cesar Montano, Diego Loyzaga, Gene Padilla, Hap Rice, Kenny Santos and Toffi Santos.
Philippine sports icons Don Don Hontiveros, Vince Hizon, Gherome Ejercito, Flying Bambam, Nicole De Los Reyes, Christian Palma, Big Mac Andaya and Lebron Lopez will also attend the game.
The event will be hosted by Gianna Llanes.
Two games will be played on the date: ARQ will face off the Fighter Fifty Team in the first game and BBM-Sara Celebrity will clash against Ako Bisaya Standout in the second game.
Admission is free.
The celebrity games will prelude the Next Gen for BBM – Sara: Hoops 4 You7h tournament, which will officially kick off on April 9.
The inaugural Next Gen for BBM – Sara: Hoops 4 You7h tournament will be held in two legs: a 21-under bracket in the National Capital Region (NCR) and a joint 25-under event in Region 6 (Bacolod) and Region 7 (Cebu).
The Visayas leg will start on April 9 and 10. Playoffs for the bracket will be on April 23 (rounds 1 and 2) and April 30 (round 3), while the finals will be on May 3.
The NCR leg will open on April 20 at the Filoil Arena in San Juan. Eliminations and playoffs for the bracket will be from April 21 to 29 and May 1 at Greenhills West San Juan. The finals are slated for May 3.