Alaska Milk Celebrates Two Decades of Healthy and Active Lifestyle Through Alaska Football Cup


3 days. 410 Teams. 6,150 athletes. These numbers mark another big milestone in the world of sports, as Alaska Milk staged the biggest football event to date – the 20th Alaska Football Cup, at Alabang Country Club on November 28-30, 2015.

A player showcases his skills in every game of football at the 20th Alaska Football Cup.

The highly-anticipated three day football tourney gathered players, some of whom are as young as three years old, to showcase their skills as they battled for supremacy with every game they played. Football clubs from within the metro, nearby cities and around the country gathered in one venue to participate in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development programs in the local football scene.

“This marks another monumental event for Alaska. We have 410 teams and a total of 6,150 football players together in one venue, all united by their love for football,” shares Wilfred Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation.

“It is of great pride to witness how the Alaska Sports Program has engaged young athletes into this kind of culture, and how they live by the values inherent in sports,” he further adds.

Players and teams show their winning and competitive attitude as they take on other teams in every intense and electrifying game. Loud cheers coming from the crowd filled the humid air as each team makes a goal. The scorching heat did not deter the players from stepping onto the fields for the elimination game, and are even more hyped up as they advance to the quarters, semis and up to the finals.

The World Cup-esque Champions Trophy

The World Cup-esque Champion’s Trophy

There’s no denying that players who are barely in their teens have taken the games seriously pretty much like the players edging on the more professional level. This only means that football is not just a mere sport for them, but rather a passion. And who can’t give his all when at the end of the finals, the winning team takes home a world cup-esque champion’s trophy, and the Most Valuable Player gets awarded with a specially designed MVP’s trophy? Bet that anyone can tackle and will do his best just to make that most-coveted goal.

More than the goals, the trophies and the prestige of winning, Alaska Football Cup is still all about core values that Alaska Milk Corporation believes in. At the end of the day, whether the teams win or lose, the sports nurtures sportsmanship and camaraderie among the players.

The three-day event saw more than 800 seven-a-side games played in 29 football fields and was officiated by over 168 game officials.

Alaska on developing the child’s “winning form”

Spotted! A football Pro in the making!

Spotted! A football Pro in the making!

Alaska Milk encourages sports engagement, as it instills the values of determination, discipline, hard work, team work and sportsmanship during the early stages of a child’s life. Participation in sports like football helps them achieve the “winning form”, which has been Alaska’s goal for children since it launched its first football cup tournament in 1995.

Football provides an active alternative for children in place of passive activities such as watching television, surfing the Internet, or spending too much time on social media. The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) reported that health issues are best addressed by adopting an active lifestyle along with healthy diet, and regular drinking of milk, at least twice daily.

Sports tournament like this develops the athletic and social skills of participants through healthy competition among the same age group, while it boosts physical and mental development.

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs – NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.

For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit http://www.alaskamilk.com.
For general information about the 20th Alaska Football Cup visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/football
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