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Santa Elena takes over sponsorships on NU Bulldogs
The country’s top construction firm, Santa Elena Construction and Development Corporation isn’t just about all work and build but also knows how to give a play by play. In fact, Santa Elena took the sponsorship for the NU Bulldogs’ participation in the latest Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.
When the NU Bulldogs, UAAP back-to-back champions and runners-up in the last three seasons, wanted to take part in the PVL Open Conference, Santa Elena Construction volunteered to sponsor the team preparing for an all-out title assault in the UAAP.
“Santa Elena Construction happens to be a major partner of the SM construction group. And I have been team manager of the NU volleyball squads for years now owing to my position as SM construction consultant.” Says NU and Mega Builders team manager Junjun Abcede when asked on why Santa Elena? Construction held the sponsorship instead of the usual SM conglomerate who also owns the University.
Except for national player Bryan Bagunas, Fauzi Ismail and Kim Malabunga, this is the first time that the rest of the Mega Builders are appearing in a commercial volleyball league.
The Bulldogs, mentored by coach Ariel dela Cruz in the PVL, have been very effusive in their gratitude to their PVL sponsor. “Thanks to Santa Elena Construction, we’ve been learning more from exposure in the PVL” said open spiker James Natividad.
As expected, the NU Bulldogs did not disappoint as they dominate their every game and moved as one cohesive unit, over powering their attacks, compelling in blocking and solid as well in their floor defense.
“Going up against much tougher opponents is a perfect way to prepare for the next UAAP season. Santa Elena is making it happen for us” Natividad added.