MANILA---The PBA stars put their skills to a different kind of test when the Creality Race Adventure 2011 stages its kick off leg in the PBA All-Stars in Boracay Island this weekend.
Nine teams, each composed of two PBA players and one Mutya ng Pilipinas candidate, will take on various physical and mental challenges in the two-day adventure race starting this Saturday.
Basketball clinics, a fashion show, beach games and other civic activities have also been lined up in the five-day extravaganza dubbed “Hala Bola,” before the country’s best cagers tangle in the North versus South All-Star game at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Boracay Eco-Village Resort and Convention Center.
“On the court and off the court, we want it to be fun for the players,” Carlo Quevada, the Rain Or Shine alternate governor also serving as event organizer, said during the race launch on Monday night at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis.
The Creality Race, based on the US reality hit show “Amazing Race,” features 15 pit stops where teams will compete in tasks testing their wit, strength, agility and speed.
Other legs of the event will be staged this year in Pampanga, Cebu, Bacolod and Manila and feature more celebrities and athletes.
Gawad Kalinga will be the beneficiary of the race backed by L Time Studio, Puma Time, PC Gilmore, Platinum Executive Gym and Spa Center, Island Souvenir, Casa Pilar and Epic Bar.
“The PBA is a good vehicle for helping the many,” said Quevada, who’s also the president and CEO of Cre8 Events Asia, the official event host partner of the PBA All-Stars.
Cash prizes, plaques and giveaways await the race’s top three teams.