The Akari Lightning & Technology Corporation joined the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) as its tenth team.

/ 1 June 2022

Akari Lightning & Technology Corporation has been committed to serving and contributing to the growth of the local sports in the Philippines as the company supported basketball and volleyball tournaments.

Akari sponsored Adamson’s men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and cheer teams in 2016, and in the same year, the said corporation organized The Akari Cup, a youth volleyball event. 

The company also backed the Adamson Lady Falcons, who won the Collegiate Conference in 2019.

And now, the company that dedicated its support to the sports field is now ready to expand its horizon by becoming the tenth squad that will be participating in the PVL.

“We are glad to welcome Akari to our PVL family. It was three years ago when they first joined the PVL, supporting Adamson during the 2019 Collegiate Conference,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou. “They have been in volleyball for so long and it’s good to see them go into the professional ranks.”

“We are excited to join the PVL. For Akari, it feels like we are graduating college since we are entering the pros,” said Akari sports director Russell Balbacal. “For years, we have been supporting grassroots and collegiate teams. We feel like this is the right time to go a level higher.”

Meanwhile, the team is working to complete its roster of players and members, which will undoubtedly aid the company’s marketing plan.

“Ang instruction sa amin is to form the best team possible. We are out to form a championship-caliber team in the shortest possible time,” said Balbacal.

“We are excited because this will be a huge boost to our brand and will really help our marketing campaigns,” he added.