Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) named Jack Danielle Animam as the ambassador for the Women in Basketball program on Thursday.

/ 9 April 2021

Seeing how passionate she is for elevating Filipina basketball players by giving them a bigger stage, SBP said that Animam was a perfect choice for the role.

“Jack has been a blessing for women’s basketball here in the Philippines and we’re happy to have her front-and-center for the SBP’s Women in Basketball Program,” SBP President Al Panlilio said.

“Aside from winning five straight championships in the UAAP, what really sets Jack apart was that she was always available when the country needed her services on the international stage, may it be for 3×3 or five on five,” he added.

The Gilas Pilipinas women standout recently had a stint in the University Basketball Association helping Shih Hsin University snagged their second championship in an unbeaten record.

According to the SBP President, Animam’s role as the Women in Basketball ambassador coincides with the federation’s continuous investment in women’s basketball, which also includes the launching of the web show Women in Charge, hosted by Bea Daez, where Animam will be the first guest

“Part of Animam’s tasks will be to help increase awareness of SBP’s Women in Charge via different activations and encourage women’s participation in the sport by continuing to serve as a role model and an inspiration,” he said.

With a new role given to Animam, she will be inspiring more women to get into the sport and be part of its growth and development.