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Herbalife partners with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)

Herbalife International Philippines, a global nutrition company recently announced that it is now the official nutrition partner of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

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(L-R) Bong Valenzuela, General Manager, Herbalife Philippines; Dr. Jonathan Yarom, Member, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board; PBA Players Terrence, Mark Cardona and Alex Nuyles; and Younghee Chung, Vice President and General Manager of Korea and the Philippines.

The announcement was joined by members of the press, bloggers, online community and friends from Herbalife. This intimate event was held at the Parmigiano, Resorts World, New Port City .

Special guests/speakers in the press conference  include Herbalife executives William Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Herbalife; Younghee Chung, Vice President and General Manager of Korea and the Philippines; Dr. Jonathan Yarom, Member, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board; and Bong Valenzuela, General Manager, Herbalife Philippines.

This is the first time the PBA, the premier male basketball league of the country, is giving the title to a corporate partner. Likewise, the partnership of this magnitude is a first for Herbalife in the Philippines.

 “We are proud to be the PBA’s Official Nutrition Partner. Herbalife has been active worldwide in promoting good nutrition and healthy, active lifestyle. We sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and more champions in many other sports.”  said by William Rahn, Herbalife Senior Vice-President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

He added, “We place high importance on the health and performance of our sponsored athletes, in the same way, the PBA values the maximum performance of its players. We believe that good nutrition in sports is an essential ingredient to enable athletes to reach a higher performance level.”

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(L-R) William Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Herbalife; Younghee Chung, Vice President and General Manager of Korea and the Philippines; Dr. Jonathan Yarom, Member, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board; and Bong Valenzuela, General Manager, Herbalife Philippines.

 

Dr. Yarom gave his professional advice in improving athletes’ performance with the help of Herbalife products nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products.

According to  Bong Valenzuela, General Manager, Herbalife Philippine, this partnership will help their company to spread the message about healthy lifestyle and to be better understood and their products to be even more appreciated by the Filipinos. It will also bringing good nutrition closer to every Filipino family.

On the part of the PBA, Commissioner Chito Salud lauded the partnership. “The PBA is proud to have Herbalife as part of our growing family. The company has remained a dominant force in the global market with its nutrition, energy and fitness supplements and personal care products. We, in the PBA, truly believe this partnership will have a formidable impact.”

Rahn also divulged that through the partnership they would be supporting professional basketball players’ health goals and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. It will also enable Herbalife sports nutrition experts such as Dr. Jonathan Yarom, who is currently visiting the Philippines as part of Herbalife Wellness Tour, to closely work with the PBA and some of their players in building awareness on importance of nutrition for athletes.

PBA players Dough Kramer, Terrence Romeo, Alex Nuyles and Mark Cardona graced the event on behalf of the league as a show of support to Herbalife.

To learn more visit herbalife.com

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