Azkal fans awoke this morning to news that we now have a chance to join them in their dugout and watch the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Sri Lanka on July 3, 2011 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Dubbed 'the closest you can get to becoming an Azkal', it is just one of the many items you can bid for in UNICEF's Auction for Action charity bidding.
You not only get to rub elbows with the Azkals in their locker rooms, you also get to watch the game in the Azkals' dugout! How cool is that?
An Azkals kit signed by the whole team will also be given to the winning bidders.
Personally, I would like to add some personal reminders for those who are bidding for the vouchers. First off, please take the bidding process seriously. As an ebay seller myself, nothing ticks me off as much as 'winning' bidders failing to take responsibility for their 'winning' bids. A plethora of excuses usually follow why he/she can't get the bidded item, none of which is acceptable.
Since this is for a very worthy charity, UNICEF, and this would surely involve a lot of money, (php 8.050 per voucher as of writing), this writer humbly suggests winning bidders take responsibility in their actions.
Secondly, it is my fervent wish that whoever wins this auction, he/she will act appropriately whilst in the dugout before and after the game. The winning bidders will definitely fork out a huge sum of money for the privilege to be with the Azkals. The key word(s) in the previous sentence is 'privilege' and not 'a huge sum of money'.
It would be a privilege to be privy and be amongst the Azkals. It would not be a right. Granted that one paid a princely sum for that privilege does not make it a right. The Azkals will have a game to play, and it is no ordinary friendly game. It is the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, where we hope to beat Sri Lanka in order to qualify for the second round.
There are also many items up for grabs in this charity auction. You can view the items here. Link for the Azkals Experience here.
This opportunity ends on June 4, 2011 at 1600 hours Manila time. Still a lot of time to bid, and to raise the money for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
See you on July 3!