Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez, Phoemela Baranda, Reema Chanco, Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho at the 2011 Celebrity Squash Cup
Stars take to the squash courts for the fourth year in a row.
Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez, and Vicki Belo. Click for more.
A friendly mix of fashion, media and society figures came together on the afternoon of Saturday, July 16, for the annual Celebrity Squash Tournament at the Manila Polo Club. Now on its fourth year, the event saw loyal supporters joined by newcomers converging in the spirit of fun, sports and good health.
Team Gola, composed of DJ Paolo Gomez, Bobby Bachmann, Alaska's Dicky Bachmann, Hayden Kho, Dr.Vicki Belo and model Marilen Faustino-Montenegro, ran away with the top prize as the tournament’s champions.
Runners-up were Team Asics, headed by Greenfield's Duane Santos, Crocs' Franco Limjuco, Quinito Henson, Anthony Suntay, Menchu Henson and Phoemela Baranda; followed by Team Speedo with Manish Mahtani, Gutsy Tuason, Dicky Alikpala, Teddy Dario, Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Angel Jacob; and Gil Coscolluela, Ernie Lopez, Gilbert Remulla, Miguel Azcuna, Mara de la Rama Poblete and Grace Molina who played for Team Head.
Team standings aside, each participant went home with hefty loot bags from their respective team sponsors and special giveaways from Nestlé, Pond's, Crocs, Karakal, and Fresh Papaya Soap. Gil Cosculluela won the grand prize-a South Sea pearl from Jewelmer, while Ernie Lopez and Grace Molina each won a Karakal squash racket. Model, jewelry designer and squash enthusiast Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez, PR Director of the Squash Rackets Association of the Philippines, organized the event as she has done for the last four years.
Photos by Aly Reyes, Konrad Ong and Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez.