20th Alaska Football Cup gathered more than 6,000 players nationwide


The biggest football tournament in the country was held at the Alabang Country Club after Alaska Milk celebrated two decades of commitment to the world’s most popular sport with the holding of the 20th Alaska Football Cup at the Alabang Country Club last weekend.

Alaska Milk President and CEO Wilfred Uytengsu said it was a privilege to hold the biggest and most successful grassroots-development program in the local football scene even as he recalled the tournament’s modest start.

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CEO praised the dedication of tournament organizer Tomas Lozano and his role in not only growing the tournament but also in discovering some of the best football players in the country who eventually went on to play in the Azkals national football team.

Alaska Milk encourages sports engagement, as it instills positive values during the early stages of a child’s life.

20 years ago, Alaska Milk just wanted something for children that will complement the basketball program and it became bigger and bigger over time. Alaska Football Cup is the country’s biggest football event for young athletes which attracted players of all ages, from as young as six years old. They gathered in one venue to participate in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development programs in the local football scene.

The Alaska Football Cup is the highly anticipated annual football tournament for today’s young athletes with school teams and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila participating.

A total of 410 teams, 6,150 football players together participates in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development program in the local football. The Alaska Milk Football Cup, celebrating its 20th year at Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Villge for-three day event on November 28-29, 2015 photo/JUN MENDOZA
photo/JUN MENDOZA

A total of 410 teams, 6,150 football players together participates in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development program in the local football. The Alaska Milk Football Cup, celebrating its 20th year at Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Villge for-three day event on November 28-29, 2015

Football provides an active alternative for children in place of passive activities such as watching television, surfing the Internet, or spending too much time on social media. The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) reported that health issues are best addressed by adopting an active lifestyle along with healthy diet, and regular drinking of milk, at least twice daily.

Participating in a sport develops the athletic and social skills of participants through healthy competition among the same age group, while it boosts physical and mental development. Furthermore, engaging in sports instills the values of determination, discipline, hardwork, teamwork and sportsmanship.

If you want to become an athlete too, join Alaska’s sports programs – NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.

For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit http://www.alaskamilk.com. For general information about the 20th Alaska Football Cup visit http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/football; Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PlayPH for updates.

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