Joee Guilas, director for corporate communications of Resorts World Manila receives the award for Charity Event of the Year for RWM’s ‘Run With Me’ fun run which raised a total of P3.5-M which were later granted to 6 partner charities. Joining him onstage are DOT Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr., PSTA founder Charles Lim, and Primetime CEO Pauland Dumlao. Contributed Photo
THE RUN WITH ME charity fun run of Resorts World Manila was recently awarded the Charity Event of the Year Award at the prestigious 3rd Philippine Sports Tourism Awards.
Resorts World Manila’s ‘Run with Me’ fun run is a celebrity-led charity that fosters camaraderie and sportsmanship among its participants all while raising funds for various charities. A good complement to other sporting events that focus on personal merits and recognition, the 2018 Run with Me fun run garnered almost 5,000 runners and collected a total of 3.5 million pesos which were distributed to 6 foundations namely the HERO Foundation, YESPinoy Foundation, ERDA Tech Foundation, Right Start Community Development Inc., EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines, and Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation.
In receiving the award on behalf of Resort World Manila, Mr. Joee Guilas, the Director for corporate communications defined the award to be close to the hearts of everyone involved in the project. “We are honored to be recognized by the PSTA for this charity program and we shall continue to help our beneficiaries in every way we can.”
Organized by Selrahco PR and Primetime Plan Bravo, the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards, now in its 3rd year, sought to recognize and celebrate the movers and shakers of sports as a major pillar of Philippine tourism. Different institutions which were awarded the prestigious PSTA trophies varied from governments, private companies, venues, conventions, and more. A total of 14 awards were presented in the Grand Bar & Lounge of Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
Other winners of PSTA 2018 were Sunrise Events, Inc. (Event Organizer of the Year – Private), City of Dumaguete (Event Organizer of the Year – Government), Subic Bay – Ironman (Event of the Year – International), Ceres – Negros FC (Sports Association of the Year), City of Davao (Destination Marketing of the Year – Ironman), Sunlife Financial (Event Sponsorship of the Year), Philippine Airlines (Airline of the Year), AA Philippines (MICE Event of the Year), Marco Polo Plaza Hotel (Hotel of the Year), Cebu Pacific – Juan for Fun (Adventure Event of the Year), Philippine Sports Commission/Philippine National Games (Event of the Year – Domestic), Panaad Park & Sports Complex, Bacolod City (Sports Venue of the Year) & Clark Freeport (Sports Destination of the Year).