Dubai’s vibrant Filipino community gathered for an unforgettable event last Saturday at the Al Ghurair Rooftop, where sports, dreams, and intense excitement collided. With the opening hosted by influencer-blogger, Mark Ilano, the first ever O! Millionaire Basketball Cup, in partnership with SC Hoopers, welcomed a special guest of honor, actor-environmentalist Maradona Rebello, and provided a platform for attendees to contemplate what they’d do if they became winners of the incredible 100 million dirhams Grand Prize, which could grow even larger if they doubled it.
For the Filipino community in Dubai, the O! Millionaire Basketball Cup has become an eagerly anticipated event. It’s not just about basketball; it’s a celebration of dreams and aspirations. This opening unites Filipinos under the banner of O! Millionaire, offering them a chance to be part of something extraordinary.
Maradona walked around to talk to the audience, asking them about their aspirations if they were to win the biggest 100 million dirhams Grand Prize. The responses were as diverse as they were heartwarming, ranging from supporting family back home to building businesses in Dubai.
As the day progressed, the excitement continued to build. Raffle prizes were up for grabs, and the audience eagerly participated, hoping to win the 1-kg gold prize from the E-Vault Crack the Code game. While no one secured it during the O! Millionaire Basketball Cup Opening, this simply means that the gold remains within reach in the upcoming O! Millionaire events.
Maradona’s presence at the event added to the fun. His warm smile and charisma resonated deeply with the Filipino audience, creating an atmosphere of pure excitement and joy. For some attendees, having Maradona among them was a dream come true, only seeing him from the O! Millionaire Stage through the screen.
Throughout the evening, Maradona channeled his passion for sports, seized the opportunity to engage with the basketball players participating in the tournament. In his opening remarks, he shared words of encouragement for all players aiming to win the trophy and the audience trying their luck at winning 1 kilogram gold. In the sidelines, Maradona discussed the teams’ strategies with other attendees and admired their dedication to the game.
The O! Millionaire Basketball Cup also shone a spotlight on the stunning team muses who represented each participating squad. Many people worldwide talk about Filipinas’ striking beauty, which did not go unnoticed during the event. The muses walked around in their athletic attires with confidence. While only one from each of the two groups won, they were all still considered winners by the attendees.
As the day drew to a close, there was a prevailing sense of hope and unity among the Filipino community in Dubai, with Maradona’s presence adding star power to the event. The O! Millionaire Basketball Cup has proven once again that it’s more than just a sports event; it’s a celebration of dreams, unity, and the boundless potential that lies within the hearts of Dubai’s Filipino community. Now, everyone will look forward to winning the 1-kg gold in succeeding events by O! Millionaire.
If you missed the chance to attend, the O! Millionaire Basketball Cup is ongoing every Tuesday and Saturday until the end of November with Mr. Levi Gojangco as the Official Commissioner. Support your favorite teams until the championship and have a chance to win more prizes from the O! Millionaire Team. Who will be the first-ever O! Millionaire Basketball Cup champion? Watch them receive their trophy when the league concludes.